The comments made by Nick Thomas-Symonds, the Shadow Home Secretary, on 4 February 2021.
The Government’s plans around quarantine are in disarray.
Not only do they fail to go far enough – leaving open the door to potential vaccine resistant strains – they can’t even implement the half baked plans that have been announced.
It’s now over six weeks since the South African strain was discovered and yet there is almost no reliable quarantine system in place. Conservative incompetence is putting people at risk.