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What Boris Johnson will announce tonight: Newcomers to the UK quarantined for two weeks

Boris Johnson will address the nation tonight at 7pm where he is expected to unveil a roadmap for the next stages in the UK’s response to the corona virus.

The closure has already been extended to May 28, so Mr. Johnson is not expected to make significant changes to the restrictions he introduced on March 23.

But the prime minister has said he wants to get “the economy moving” and make sure the country avoids a second wave of the disease that has already killed more than 31,000 people.

Under the changes to the strict measures imposed seven weeks ago, the prime minister is expected to be able to leave the house more than once a day to practice and the garden centers to reopen from Wednesday.

He is also expected to recommend people to wear face masks in the office, on public transport and while shopping, although they have not made it mandatory in England.

The prime minister will drop the slogan “stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives”, urging people to “stay alert, manage the virus and save lives.” A five-stage warning system will be put in place to describe the outbreak of the country.

Britain today announced 252 coronavirus deaths, bringing the official death toll in the UK to 31,493. Daily deaths are expected to rise when the Department of Health announces fatal accidents in nursing homes later today

Britain today announced 252 coronavirus deaths, bringing the official death toll in the UK to 31,493. Daily deaths are expected to rise when the Department of Health announces fatal accidents in nursing homes later today

Britain today announced 252 coronavirus deaths, bringing the official death toll in the UK to 31,493. Daily deaths are expected to rise when the Department of Health announces fatal accidents in nursing homes later today

The prime minister is expected to drop the slogan 'stay home, protect the NHS, save lives' in a UK TV speech tonight at 7pm in an attempt to reopen parts of the economy (photo, new pandemic slogan government)

The prime minister is expected to drop the slogan 'stay home, protect the NHS, save lives' in a UK TV speech tonight at 7pm in an attempt to reopen parts of the economy (photo, new pandemic slogan government)

The prime minister is expected to drop the slogan ‘stay home, protect the NHS, save lives’ in a UK TV speech tonight at 7pm in an attempt to reopen parts of the economy (photo, new pandemic slogan government)

And Mr Johnson also says that all newcomers to the UK will be quarantined for 14 days and will face fines of £ 1,000 or deportation if they don’t.

The government has been questioned as to why a similar measure had not previously been introduced: 15,000 travelers arrived daily at UK airports in April without screening, including from virus hotspots such as China and the US.

How does the travel quarantine plan work, to whom does it apply and why has it only been introduced?

How does it work?

Travelers will have to fill in a digital form with the address where they will isolate themselves. This is then checked by staff at airports, ports and Eurostar, although it is not yet clear which agencies will supply the staff.

The ISU union – representing border, immigration and customs personnel – has said passport e-gates cannot register passenger addresses, so they must be registered in other ways.

Enforcement includes random checks at some addresses to ensure that people comply with quarantine regulations. Violators risk a fine of £ 1,000 or are sent back to their home country.

Who do the rules apply to?

All travelers will have to quarantine, including the British. The only exception is passengers arriving from Ireland, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands, but if these people have been anywhere else in the past two weeks, they may also need to go into self-isolation.

Key workers, such as truck drivers, do not have to be quarantined. The government has not yet said whether the same list of key workers it released to show who could go to work during the cut-off will apply to the travel quarantine scheme.

How long can it take?

Boris Johnson will announce the plan tomorrow in a speech to the nation and will enter into force from early June.

The measures will be constantly reviewed, so it is not yet clear how long they will last. However, it is likely that they will continue until late summer or early fall.

Why now?

In the past few weeks, around 15,000 air passengers have arrived in the UK every day, almost none of which has become self-insulated.

Britain has been an outlier among other countries that have already introduced quarantines, such as the US and Australia, which led to intense criticism of ministers.

The government had previously opposed a 14-day quarantine for returning travelers, as introduced by the US, because it wanted to keep the borders open so that the British could return home.

The government’s chief scientific adviser, Patrick Vallance, has since admitted that the UK has imported people with coronavirus ‘from anywhere’.

Coronavirus has killed more than 31,000 people in the UK alone, and government officials are trying to prevent a second wave.

Can I go on vacation?

It is very likely that the rules will be in effect all summer. Therefore, everyone who goes on vacation must adhere to the quarantine conditions.

In any case, many flights and holiday packages have already been canceled and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also advises all trips abroad for an indefinite period.

The new regulations mean that British people who hope for a week in the sun in the summer months must book three weeks of work-free work to ensure that they can isolate themselves on their return.

Important employees and travelers from Ireland are exempted from quarantine, MailOnline understands. The government has not yet disclosed who will be categorized as ‘key workers’ and is therefore exempt from self-isolation.

Travelers will have to fill out a digital form with the address where they will be quarantined. This will then be checked at airports, ports and Eurostar stations, although it is not yet clear which agency will supply staff for this or in which database the forms will be stored.

The tourism industry is also expected to be affected by the ban, with the British avoiding popular holiday destinations – such as Dubai or Spain – rather than local stays for their summer holidays.

President of the hotel association Hosbec Toni Mayor, Benidorm and Costa Blanca, said: ‘If it is true that all travelers entering Britain will have to isolate themselves for 14 days, as the reports suggest, it will be a huge blow to British aviation and tourism.

‘I don’t see international holiday flights resuming until July at the earliest. But if the quarantine was brought in and was still there in July and August, I think we can say goodbye to our hopes of British tourists returning to the Costa Blanca this summer.

“Nobody would want to fly, I’m sure. No one would want to go on holiday in Spain or Greece or anyway.

“It would be a disaster for places like Benidorm that are so heavily dependent on British tourists.”

A hotel chain boss who declined to be named, told MailOnline, “I think from a British perspective, the industry as a whole has been affected by Covid-19 and they are the last to return to normalcy.

“With that in mind, domestic journeys are the first to return. People should go on staycations.

International travel takes nine to twelve months to return to normal.

Destinations like Dubai are being hit [by the mandatory quarantine]. You wouldn’t fail to think that your company is losing about 30 to 40 percent capacity. Not all resort facilities are available. ‘

The government had previously opposed a 14-day quarantine for returning travelers, as introduced by the US, because it wanted to keep the borders open so that the British could return home.

The government’s chief scientific adviser, Patrick Vallance, has since admitted that the UK has imported people with coronavirus ‘from anywhere’.

Johnson will say garden centers can have customers visit again from Wednesday, provided strict social distance and hygiene measures are in place, government sources said.

Cleaners and traders such as plumbers who work in people’s homes will also be encouraged to return to work.

They can have customers visit again from Wednesday, provided strict social distance and hygiene measures are in place, government sources said.

Cleaners and traders such as plumbers who work in people’s homes will also be encouraged to return to work.

He will also likely mimic the steps announced by Wales today, lifting the limits for outdoor activities and making plans to reopen garden centers and libraries.

As of June, all arrivals in the UK - including returning British - will be quarantined for 14 days and fined £ 1,000 or deported if they don't. Pictured: Terminal 2 arrives at London's Heathrow Airport on Saturday

As of June, all arrivals in the UK - including returning British - will be quarantined for 14 days and fined £ 1,000 or deported if they don't. Pictured: Terminal 2 arrives at London's Heathrow Airport on Saturday

As of June, all arrivals in the UK – including returning British – will be quarantined for 14 days and fined £ 1,000 or deported if they don’t. Pictured: Terminal 2 arrives at London’s Heathrow Airport on Saturday

How the five-stage DefCon-like warning system for the British coronavirus outbreak could work

The Welsh government announced yesterday that garden centers in Wales will be open again from Monday.

However, Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon gave no indication that the ban would be relaxed in Scotland.

Only 20% of Britons are opposed to lifting the block in three weeks, new polls show

When asked if it was appropriate to lift the block now, 15% said it would be, 75% said it would be wrong, and 10% said they didn't know. Asked the same question in three weeks time, 46% said it would be right, 20% said it would be wrong and 34% said they didn't know

When asked if it was appropriate to lift the block now, 15% said it would be, 75% said it would be wrong, and 10% said they didn't know. Asked the same question in three weeks time, 46% said it would be right, 20% said it would be wrong and 34% said they didn't know

When asked if it was appropriate to lift the block now, 15% said it would be, 75% said it would be wrong, and 10% said they didn’t know. Asked the same question in three weeks time, 46% said it would be right, 20% said it would be wrong and 34% said they didn’t know

Significantly more British people clear the blockage of the coronavirus in three weeks and only 20% would be against it, a new poll shows.

According to a new poll, only 15 percent of the public believes Prime Minister Boris Johnson should immediately lift the Covid-19 restrictions.

The YouGov poll for Sky News surveyed 1,644 British adults between May 7 and 8.

When asked if it was appropriate to lift the block now, 15% said it would be, 75% said it would be wrong, and 10% said they didn’t know. Asked the same question in three weeks, 46% said it would be right, 20% said it would be wrong, and 34% said they didn’t know.

People were told they could initially expect only “nuanced changes” in Northern Ireland.

Garden centers are the first of the ‘non-essential’ stores to be reopened.

It gives staff two days to install social spacers and perspex screens on checkouts, The Sun reported.

Operators have warned that they will face downfall if they cannot shift their stock, as most of their annual income comes from the planting season.

Dobbies President Andrew Bracey, 53, said the current rules were ‘commercially unfair’ and ‘not a level playing field because everything sold in garden centers is bought in supermarkets and B&Q’, The Times reported.

They can open all over England from Wednesday, but tea rooms, playgrounds and soft play areas must remain closed.

A government source said: “We have heard calls from garden centers, which are in a very difficult position due to the nature of their business.

“Because they are largely open-air spaces, the risk of transmission is relatively low, as long as people follow the rules.”

B&Q opened all 288 of its UK stores on April 30 after closing its doors on March 25 due to lock restrictions.

This came after they reopened 130 of their stores and saw huge queues formed outside the outlets in Watford, Edinburgh, Bristol and Swansea.

Each location has a designated outside queue, where customers must separate two meters before entering the store.

There are two-meter directional arrows to guide customers inside the store and disinfection stations to clean the trolleys.

The prime minister is expected to recommend people to wear them in the office, on public transport and when shopping, despite not being required in England.

The government provides them directly to companies after the cabinet has paid for the machines to make them.

Non-surgical face masks will be the priority, ensuring better quality coverings are preserved for frontline workers such as NHS personnel.

Britain is unaware of its guidance, with the US and European countries including Germany, Italy and Spain recommending its use.

The Department of Health is expected to draw up guidelines, including material that the items should be made from next week.

A government source told De Telegraaf: “What we don’t want is for people to go to websites and try to order clinical things that take away the NHS stock.”

A minister said, “There is a theory that wearing masks makes people less vigilant, but it’s about giving people confidence to get back to work.

“If people feel safer with public transport, that’s a good thing, so we’re leaning towards it.”

Top experts from the prestigious Royal Society concluded that the coatings – even homemade ones – can reduce the transmission of the deadly infection.

As evidence for the No. 10 Scientific Emergency Advisory Group (SAGE), the experts described them as an “ important tool ” for combating COVID-19.

DELVE, consisting of 14 leading experts from the top universities in the country, analyzed the evidence on face masks and COVID-19.

It says infected people can spread the virus by talking or breathing, and up to 80 percent of cases come from asymptomatic carriers.

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