The 14-day ‘quarantine’ will take effect this same midnight
F1 is an exception: Liberty ‘bubble’ is enough preventive measure
The United Kingdom has decided to impose a 14-day “quarantine” on all travelers from Spain, according to a spokesman for the Scottish Government. He explained that the measure has been agreed with the delegated administrations of Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as the United Kingdom, “due to the increase in cases of coronavirus in recent days.”
The measure will take effect at midnight today, and will be a severe blow to British tourism that traditionally comes to our coasts in the summer.
At the moment it should not affect the F1 Spanish GP, despite the fact that most of the teams’ personnel reside in Great Britain. But F1 was already listed as an ‘exception’ weeks ago.
The ‘bubble’ that Liberty has created around the members of the teams that travel to the circuits is considered a sufficient prevention measure. Recall that the members of F1 must pass several PCR tests the week of the GP, both before and after.
The problem could exist if France closes the border with Catalonia, as assured in the neighboring country that President Macron is weighing, although for the moment he has been content to recommend that he not travel to Spain. A recommendation also made by the Governments of Norway and Belgium.
Actually, the problem is being detected throughout Europe, where significant upturns are observed. Germany and Belgium are experimenting with them and other countries are already alert to the possibility of taking additional measures.
It is a situation in which F1 is somewhat ‘tied’ hand and foot – like many other sectors of the economy and citizens in general – at the expense of the evolution of the situation and the decisions of the different governments. Liberty has already done what it could do.
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