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5 Aug 2021

MP slams ‘gold rush’ companies selling Covid tests to UK travellers

Presenter

The number of alerts sent to users of the NHS Covid-19 app in England and Wales has fallen by 43 per cent in the last week.

Experts believe the lower “ping” rate is mainly due to a fall in the number of cases, but could also be partly due to some people not using the app any more.

Changes to the traffic light system announced by the government today mean that fully vaccinated travellers returning to England and Scotland from France will not have to self-isolate on their return.

We spoke to Conservative MP for Crawley, Henry Smith, and began by asking him whether the travel changes announced today were too late.