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13 Feb 2021

Airport bosses warn government hotel quarantine policy is not ready ahead of launch

Bosses at Heathrow airport have warned that the government’s hotel quarantine policy is not ready. From Monday, travellers arriving in England from 33 high-risk, ‘red-list’ countries will have to pay to stay in quarantine hotels for 10 days.

The scheme is intended to prevent the spread of possibly vaccine-resistant strains of the virus.

But airport bosses and trade unions have said the booking system is not ready and there remain issues about staff training and safety.