Covid UK news LIVE – Over 70s URGED to chase coronavirus vaccine slots as Brits told ‘too early’ to book summer holidays

OVER 70s who’ve not yet had a Covid jab have been urged to contact the NHS as the Government warned it’s too early to book summer holidays.

Anyone over the age of 70 is eligible to chase up with the NHS, as they should be covered by their first dose as soon as possible.

Yesterday, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam warned that splurging on a sunshine getaway – either in the UK or abroad – was risky because of the state of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, the government has failed to sign a single contract ahead of the hotel quarantine scheme next week.

Brits returning from 33 “red list” countries where new Covid variants are circulating must isolate for 10 days in specially guarded hotels from February 15 – three weeks after the plan was announced.

But despite the delay, Boris Johnson’s official spokesman admitted today that the government still hasn’t managed to sign a single contract with a hotel firm to secure the places required in time for next week.

The news comes as Britain’s hopes of lockdown easing were dealt a fresh blow with Boris Johnson warned not to lift measures anytime soon.

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