The BBC reported that more than 300,000 people may have broken quarantine rules upon arrival in England and Northern Ireland. Mass non-compliance with the entry rules applies to the period when the delta variable became dominant.
According to data reported by the BBC, between March and May this year, more than 300,000 cases were referred to investigators. Persons. However, the British government has not been able to determine how many of these violations of the rules were found or how many could not be traced. However, the Home Office said it intended to conduct home visits for all travelers suspected of not following the rules.
Great Britain. Travelers who broke the quarantine rules en masse?
In the spring, the British government introduced new rules for people coming from abroad to slow the spread of the coronavirus and contain new variables. People coming from high-risk countries – from the so-called red list – should be isolated in the hotel. People coming from the yellow-listed countries, i.e. medium-risk areas, had to undergo a 10-day home quarantine and submit a negative coronavirus test result. Currently, this requirement applies only to the unvaccinated.
From March 17 to May 31, more than one million people from the yellow list countries came to England and Northern Ireland. According to data obtained by the BBC under the Freedom of Information provisions, during this period 301,076 cases were referred to investigators to check whether they were in quarantine.
At the time, the BBC indicated that the highly contagious Delta coronavirus – which was first detected in India – was spreading rapidly across the country.
Ministry of Health hotline staff contacted visitors to check their compliance with quarantine rules and to be tested for the coronavirus. Cases where a person ended the call, refused to cooperate, indicated that he would violate quarantine or testing rules, or who was not contacted despite three attempts, were referred to border guards and police. The officers then tried to visit the person at home to see if he was abiding by the rules.
And after April 26, the Home Office hired a private subcontractor, Mitie, to carry out inspection visits to the homes of people returning from abroad who should be placed in quarantine.
Source: PAP (Bartłomiej Niedzielski)
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