All travel corridors into the UK have been closed from 4 a.m. Monday 18th January 2021. Everyone entering our country will need a negative COVID test for entry to avoid new strains of Covid-19 spreading. However, there is also confirmation that already eleven people in England have been found to have the Brazil variant.
This new regime will be backed by tougher spot checks and will stay in place until at least February 15 as the Government work with scientists to work out how to manage the threat posed by mutations of the virus.
Boris Johnson has appealed for the public not to weaken, as he called on everyone to ‘think twice’ before leaving the house.
‘This is not the time for the slightest relaxation of our national resolve and our individual efforts. So please stay at home, please protect the NHS and save lives,’ the PM said.