“We need to get numbers right down” – A Star Reader’s letter about overseas holidays in 2021

Sue shares her thoughts on the prospects of Brits going on holiday this year, and also emphasises where our collective focus really should be right now.

Thursday, 11th February 2021, 12:05 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th February 2021, 12:08 pm

Hello,

Quite frankly, considering the large numbers of people who have lost their jobs and/or businesses during the last year and are now unemployed, it seems both insensitive and selfish to be so concerned with wanting to get abroad as soon as we can.

And although we’re having an effective vaccine rollout, there are no guarantees that what happened last summer when restrictions were eased too quickly, that we won’t find ourselves with yet another surge in cases to contend with.

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BENIDORM, SPAIN - JUNE 15: Deck chairs are arranged at Levante beach after the town's beaches were reopened after three months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic on June 15, 2020 in Benidorm, Spain. Benidorm's beaches partially reopened today with designated spaces for over-70s and a maximum of 26,000 visitors at a time. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

We need to get numbers right down - zero tolerance as Independent Sage advised last summer and have the majority of the population vaccinated before holidays and travel is allowed. Let’s hope the Government has finally learned its lessons, but I doubt it looking at the delay in border controls.

Kind regards

Sue

Millhouse Green