Business: Coronavirus

Home Office written question – answered on 31st July 2020.

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Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne Conservative, New Forest West

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect on businesses of Government proposals for a mandatory quarantine period after air travel from overseas.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Our priority will always be to protect the public’s health, to contain the spread of the virus and prevent a second wave. We recognise these are extremely difficult conditions for businesses and the Government continues to support businesses through one of the most generous economic packages provided anywhere in the world.

It has always been understood the measures taken to limit the spread of COVID-19 will have a substantial impact on our economy, but these measures were essential to protect our NHS and save lives. The Home Office has continued to work closely with industry partners ahead of announcing new measures which are subject to regular review. This will ensure they are in line with the latest scientific evidence and remain effective and necessary.

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