Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that travellers from France, the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks & Caicos & Aruba must quarantine for 14 days if they arrive in the UK after 4am on Saturday (15/08).

Mr Shapps said on Thursday night: “This evening we’re announcing that there will now be a quarantine brought in for a number of other locations including France, Holland and some others.

“That’s because we’ve absolutely worked so hard to ensure that we’re keeping our numbers down here, and we can’t afford to reimport those cases from elsewhere.”

He added: “We’ve got to a point with France in particular, and these other countries, where if we didn’t announce it now, we would know that the infection rate was already too high and we were not doing anything about it.

“So we’re announcing it now and it will be operational throughout the United Kingdom from 4am on Saturday morning.”

More soon.