By Ron Howells • 25 October 2021 • 23:23
European travellers to the UK may have to self-isolate. image: Twitter
European travellers to the UK may have to self-isolate.
European travellers that have been fully vaccinated in an EU or Schengen zone country have been alerted to the fact that they may still have to self-isolate if they travel to the UK and come into contact with a person who has Covid. The problem is that the British contact tracing service refuses to recognise any vaccines administered outside the UK- even though the travellers have had (or should have had) their full regime of doses.
This means that should anyone who has been double vaccinated in the EU comes into contact with a positive case of Covid while in the UK they would have to isolate for ten days.
The NHS Test and Trace ensures that anyone who develops symptoms of COVID-19 can quickly be tested to find out if they have the virus and provides targeted asymptomatic testing of NHS and social care staff and care home residents.
The system helps trace close recent contacts of anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 and, depending on their age and vaccination status, gives them advice on testing and other precautions they can take and/or notifies them that they must self-isolate at home to help stop the spread of the virus
We have introduced this service to help return life more to normal, in a way that is safe and protects our NHS and social care. The service allows us to trace the spread of the virus and isolate new infections and plays a vital role in giving us early warning if the virus is increasing again, locally or nationally.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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