Labor Prime Minister for Wales, Mark Drakeford, has confirmed that August 7 will be the day double-bitten adults can escape isolation if they come into contact with a positive case of the coronavirus.
Scotland is also expected to remove the need for fully vaccinated people to self-isolate on August 9, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson has insisted England is ‘nailed down’ to do the same from August 16. .
Sir Keir, however, asked why England should have a schedule later, saying it risks creating more pain for families and businesses.
“It has been a summer of chaos for British businesses and British families,” Sir Keir said in a statement.
“The Conservative government has never been able to explain the logic of its self-isolation rules and has just repeated the same mistakes over and over again.
“As the British public tried to do the right thing, we saw the instincts of this government when Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak tried to avoid the isolation millions had to endure.
“The government’s botched approach to this global pandemic is crippling our economy and creating real problems for businesses and families. The Welsh work has shown what can be done and it is time for the Conservatives to do the same. ”