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Grant Shapps tells the virtual Travel Convention’s delegates that ‘developing this private [testing] approach is very important’


Shapps insists ‘test and release’ system on way


Transport secretary says government ‘has spent billions on industry’. By Ian Taylor


Transport secretary Grant Shapps revealed the likely outcome of the government’s Global Travel Taskforce as a “test and release” system involving “a single test about a week after arrival” when he addressed Abta’s Travel Convention last week. The taskforce, announced


on October 7, is due to make recommendations to the prime minister early next month. Shapps said the chief medical


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officer had ruled out a single Covid test on arrival, confirmed the test would be “at the cost of the passenger” and told the convention: “We’re also working on a scheme to establish whether self-isolation could take place before departure.” He insisted: “The work behind


this has been immense. We know for certain that if you test at day zero you only pick up about 7% of those who are asymptomatic. “This taskforce won’t be going


back to first principles. It will draw on work already done.” Shapps dismissed a suggestion


the government was dragging its feet, saying: “November is not a long time. The announcement of the taskforce was not day one of a lengthy process.” But he said: “Developing this


private [testing] approach is very important. We could not say ‘Let the


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