Ebola screening for travellers arriving in Britain from affected areas in West Africa is to be extended to Manchester and Birmingham airports, the head of Public Health England has said.
In his weekly message to staff, Duncan Selbie said that once the existing measures covering Heathrow, Gatwick and the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras had “settled”, they would be rolled out to other ports of entry.
“Next week the focus will be on Gatwick and St Pancras and, once settled there, we will then move to include Manchester and Birmingham,” he said.
“I appreciate very much that we are taking people away from their normal work, and please be assured that we are thinking hard and listening carefully to those on the ground to see how we can make this more sustainable.
“What I am certain of is that we have the people who know how to keep the country safe and that is exactly what we will do.”