• Government securing hotel rooms ahead of new quarantine arrangements | News

    Foreign Office minister, James Cleverly, has said the government is in the process of securing thousands of hotel rooms ahead of new quarantine arrangements. From February 15th, arrivals from a number of countries will be expected to isolate in an airport hotel for ten days. The requirements are being introduced in an effort to control the spread of new variants of coronavirus first identified in South Africa and Brazil, which scientists believe may be more infectious and may reduce the effectiveness of vaccines. The new measures UK residents and Irish nationals travelling from 33 countries on the so-called red list – which covers much of South America, southern Africa, the…