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Anyone arriving in the UK from abroad could be fined
Road hauliers and medical officials would be exempt, as well as those arriving from the Republic of Ireland.However, people travelling from France will not be exempt, the government has previously confirmed, after it was initially suggested otherwise.
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Any passengers arriving in the UK by plane, ferry or train would need to provide UK Border Force officials with an address where they will self-isolate, otherwise accommodation will be arranged by the government.Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis said: "The reality is we are saying to people if you are going to go abroad you need to look at the fact you may well need to do quarantine when you come back."Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth backed the plans, but said there were "lots of questions as to why we didn't do this sooner".He added: "I would urge the government to get on with it and give us the details about how it's going to work in practice."Airlines have already warned quarantine measures could make an already critical situation worse for them, as air travel has plummeted by as much as 99% due to the pandemic.Earlier this week, Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary described the plan to quarantine travellers as "idiotic" and "unimplementable", while trade body Airlines UK said it "would effectively kill" international travel to and from Britain.Number 10 previously said the measure would be reviewed every three weeks once it is introduced.The government currently recommends international travel only when absolutely necessary, and nobody should travel if they display any coronavirus symptoms.On Thursday, easyJet said it will resume some flights on 15 June, with all passengers and cabin crew told to wear face masks.The initial schedule will include domestic routes across the UK and France.
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Meanwhile, the scientific advice given to the government which informed plans to send some pupils in England back to school will be published later.It comes after more than 35 councils warned that not all of their primary schools will be ready to reopen on 1 June.Teaching union NASUWT previously said it was "unconvinced" about the plans to allow children in nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 to return.
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Schools in Wales will not reopen on 1 June, while those in Scotland and Northern Ireland may not restart before the summer holidays.On Thursday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said a new coronavirus test that gives results in 20 minutes is being trialled.The swab test - which would show whether someone currently has the virus - does not need to be sent to a lab.He also said more than 10 million antibody tests - that check if someone has had the virus in the past - will begin to be rolled out next week.Latest figures show 36,042 people with the virus have died in the UK.In other developments:
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An online book of remembrance to commemorate those who have died from coronavirus has been organised by St Paul's Cathedral
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