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Travel: Quarantine

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 32526, tabled on 13 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Answer of 13 July 2021 to Question 14225 on Travel: Quarantine, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Government's managed hotel quarantine policy in preventing the delta variant of covid-19 from entering the UK.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

9 September 2021

We are monitoring of the effectiveness of the Managed Quarantine Service with regular testing and genomic sequencing to determine which variants have been prevented from entering the United Kingdom, including the Delta variant. The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies’ Environmental Modelling Group Transmission sub-group is currently reviewing the evidence on the risk of transmission in hotels which will be published by autumn 2021.

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