British Airways has said it will start testing passengers flying from the US to London’s Heathrow Airport for COVID-19 in an effort to persuade the British government it should scrap rules requiring most international travellers to quarantine for 14 days.
The airline announced that the pilot programme will offer voluntary testing starting on 25 November in partnership with American Airlines for passengers flying to Heathrow from New York, Los Angeles and Dallas.
– Police forces are to stop issuing COVID-19 ‘super fines’
It comes amid concerns the £10,000 fixed penalty can be challenged in court.
The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) is issuing guidance to chief constables, recommending their officers issue a court summons rather than a straight fixed penalty notice.
– Cancer services need to be protected during second wave, MPs warned
Cancer services need to be protected during the second wave of coronavirus in a bid to stop patients being diagnosed too late to tackle the disease, MPs have been told.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on COVID-19 heard on Tuesday that more funding was needed in the upcoming spending review to improve diagnostic staff and equipment.
Emlyn Samuel, director of policy at Cancer Research UK, said that there was anecdotal evidence more people were coming forward with more advanced stages of cancer due to the pandemic.
He added: “A lot of people haven’t been diagnosed with the disease during this period and the worry is we will see more people diagnosed at a later stage.”