Jim McMahon – 2021 Comments on Quarantine Exemptions for Senior Executives

The comments made by Jim McMahon, the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, on 29 June 2021.

We can’t have one rule for senior executives and another for everyone else, so the data behind this decision must be published urgently, especially as the Conservatives have failed to protect our borders against the Delta variant.

We have always said there is a need for some limited exemptions for workers and have repeatedly called on the Government to publish the criteria behind these.

The best way to support the UK’s economy is to get a grip on the new variant, roll out the vaccine and support businesses in struggling sectors hardest hit by the roadmap delay including the aviation sector.