Travel and hospitality bosses today warn the UK faces a second summer write off as uncertainty over when restrictions will end squashes demand for holidays and social venues. Millions of Britons have already booked trips ahead of the Prime Minister’s announcement of the country’s plan for easing restrictions on February 22 and Matt Hancock has previously predicted a ‘Great British Summer’. But several government figures are hinting coronavirus restrictions could last well into summer – despite fears it will spell the death knell for businesses across the UK when the furlough scheme ends on April 30. Mr Hancock indicated today tough border measures – Including ten-day isolation at home for all travellers and hotel quarantine for 33 ‘red list’ countries – will need to be in place until vaccines have been tweaked to deal with variant strains in the Autumn. It came after Jonathan Van Tam said yesterday the ‘more elaborate your plans are for summer holidays, in terms of crossing borders, in terms of household mixing’ the greater the risk they will be cancelled. Meanwhile SAGE expert Professor Sir Ian Boyd predicted social distancing measures will be needed for a ‘long time to come — perhaps several years.’ Matt… Read full this story
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