TSSA accuses government of 'quarantine fiasco'

TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes, has accused the Government of overseeing what he called a quarantine fiasco after plans for air bridges from individual countries to and from Britain were thrown into doubt.

The BBC also reported that dozens of countries will be exempt from a travel quarantine from Monday. Currently, most people arriving into the UK from anywhere apart from the Republic of Ireland have to self-isolate for two weeks.

Manuel Cortes said:

"The Government's quarantine rules have been a fiasco from the onset. The fact is we did not stop people coming into our country when our infection rates were very high.

"Then in early June Priti Patel introduced a blanket quarantine period for all arrivals when many countries had, by this point, done a fair better job than our Government at controlling the spread of the virus.

"We have now been told for almost a week that a change of policy is on its way, without knowing the details.

"Frankly, this is courting disaster – many of our members' jobs are under threat because their employers don't know what holidays they are allowed to sell.

"We need firm leadership to sort this out this escalating shambles. These Tory Ministers are totally out of touch."