If we are to keep the R number under 1 then surely tighter restrictions will be required e.g 14 day quarantine for those arriving by air or a test on arrival if we have capacity

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People can arrive in the country unchecked then get on public transport and potentially infect a lot of people. Am aware that the official line is that these numbers don’t make much difference at the moment but it doesn’t do much for “taking the public with you” when families can’t see each other, children can’t go to school and many people are having to apply for universal credit but thousands arriving into the UK every day with no restrictions.

by Salouhel on May 06, 2020 at 07:45AM

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  • Posted by Mcleary1 May 06, 2020 at 14:43

    Agree 100% with this. Around the world one of the most effective measures seems to have been strict quarantine for those coming into the country. That then allows the NHS to focus on those who are ill rather than continuing to fight against the tide of imported sickness. The virus doesn’t move, people do. I am stuck in my house obeying social distancing looking at aircraft landing with people from who knows where and with potentially who knows what coming into the country doesn’t make any sense even if the numerical risk is assessed as low we won’t get on top of it whilst allowing it in.
  • Posted by MikeJohnston May 10, 2020 at 10:53

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