Plan for hotel quarantine will be set out next week, says minister

Health Minister Matt Hancock will present the “operational plan” for hotel quarantines next week, Nadhim Zahawi has confirmed.

The Vaccines Minister told ITV’s Good Morning Britain: “Next week the Minister of Health will set out the operational elements of this policy.

“We will definitely explain how the quarantine hotels will work next week.”

When asked if he was frustrated by the delay in implementing the stricter border restrictions, Mr. Zahawi replied, “No, because it’s part of a larger piece.

“(There is) the passenger location form – you will be refused by the airlines to board a flight if you haven’t filled out a passenger location form – so we know exactly where you are so we can check where you are and that you are under Quarantined and fined – and I make no apologies for the 40,000 fines we have already imposed.

“But as I said, it’s a part and next week you have the operational plan for how we will implement hotel quarantine.”

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