Journalists and wealthy people defined as ‘high-value business travelers’ will be exempted from entering a 2-week COVID quarantine upon their return to the UK under new rules announced by the government .
“From 4 am on Saturday, people of several categories will no longer have to isolate themselves on their return to England, even if they come from a country not appearing on the list of travel lanes”, reports Sky News.
These categories include journalists, “high value business travelers”, performing arts professionals and big sports stars.
Under current rules, anyone returning from a country not on the UK’s ‘travel lanes’ list must self-isolate at home for 14 days or face increasing fines.
Public Health England said the new measures would not increase the risk of national transmission of the coronavirus.
Exemption for new business travelers: Starting at 4 a.m. on Saturday, December 5, high-value business travelers will no longer need to self-isolate when returning to ENGLAND from a country NOT in a travel corridor, which allows more travel to support the economy and jobs. Conditions apply.
– Right Honorable Grant Shapps’ MP (@grantshapps) December 3, 2020
The rule change is touted as a way to help stimulate the economy, but many responded by presenting it as a classic example of elitist privilege.
“We are ruled by absolute fools, clowns and charlatans. If I’m rich enough to afford business class, am I immune to Covid? Asked a Twitter user.
“Ah! One rule for “us” and another for all “little people”. Act wisely when trust and social cohesion are needed, ”remarked another.
“What a pile of garbage. You mean the well-to-do don’t need to go through ‘quarantine measures,’ said another.
“Some large companies will be able to take advantage of this,” said Paul Charles, managing director of travel consultancy The PC Agency, once again highlighting how the rules favor large transnational corporations as small companies continue to fail.
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