Amber list returnees told to expect knock on door

By Lisa James
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Home Secretary Priti Patel has said people returning from amber list countries should expect more rigorous checks to ensure they are sticking to quarantine rules.

People returning from amber list countries must quarantine at home for 10 days.

Yesterday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock told a Downing Street briefing that 30,000 checks had been carried out over the past week and now Ms Patel says capacity will be ramped up to 10,000 checks a day.

She told the Daily Mail people should expect a knock on the door.

“There is a service, provision is in place, capacity has been increased for that very reason. People will not go unchecked.

“Significant resources have been put in place – millions of pounds – in terms of the follow-up checking of people around their testing and making sure they stay at home. It has been stepped up.”

The Mail said 7,000 home visits were carried out by Test and Trace officials on Tuesday and the number of fines for people breaking the quarantine rules is likely to rise significantly.

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