Boris Johnson outlines 14-day quarantine plan and how it could affect summer holidays
Prime Minister Boris Johnson today expanded on the government's plans to introduce a 14-day quarantine plan for anyone arriving into the UK - and what that could mean for your summer holiday.
Speaking at the national daily briefing the PM also urged the nation not to begin meeting indoors now the good weather is coming to an end.
Mr Johnson defended the plan to quarantine travellers coming into the UK saying: "We need to take steps to manage the risk of imported cases triggering a second peak."
Anyone who leaves the quarantine early could face a penalty fine of up to £1,000.
Mr Johnson added that the government was looking into 'air-bridges' where people could travel between countries without having to quarantine on either side which would open up the possibility of summer holidays.
However, he said that would only be with countries with a low rate of transmission and would only be enacted 'when it was safe to do so'.
Mr Johnson refused to answer whether people should book summer holidays in Europe right now when asked by a journalist.