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Coronavirus: Disease Control

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 14th May 2020.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to introduce (a) more stringent testing at airports and (b) a period of quarantine for people entering the UK from regions that have a high incidence of covid-19.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Holding answer received on 27 April 2020

As with our wider response to the pandemic, the Government’s approach to the use of additional measures at our border will continue to be guided by robust scientific evidence. Current advice for passengers arriving back to the United Kingdom can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

However, our approaches are being kept under review as the pandemic develops. This may mean that measures and procedures change as the Government controls the spread of, and understands more about, the virus. Any changes to our approach will be led by advice from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies and the Chief Medical Officer. Protecting the health of the UK public will always come first.

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