Travel nurses raced to help during Covid. Now they’re facing abrupt cuts.

Tiffanie Jones was a few tanks of gas into her drive from Tampa, Florida, to Cheyenne, Wyoming, when she found out her travel nurse contract had been canceled.

Jones, who has been a nurse for 17 years, caught up with a Facebook group for travel nurses and saw she wasn’t alone. Nurses had reported abruptly losing jobs and seeing their rates slashed as much as 50 percent midcontract.

“One lady packed up her whole family and was canceled during orientation,” she said.

Many career nurses like Jones turned to travel gigs during the pandemic, when hospitals crowded with Covid-19 patients urgently needed the help. Some travelers — who made double, sometimes triple, what staff registered nurses earned — gathered on TikTok and other social media platforms to celebrate payday, share tips on how to calculate net income from contracts, and boast about how much they were taking home weekly. So great was their good fortune that federal and state lawmakers considered capping their pay, mobilizing nurses in protest.

The tide has swiftly turned. As Covid hospitalization rates stabilize, at least for now, and federal and state Covid relief funding dries up, travel nurse contracts that were plentiful and lucrative are vanishing. And after the pressure cooker of the past two-plus years led to staff turnover and a rash of early retirements, hospitals nationwide are focused on recruiting full-time nurses.

Nationally, demand for registered nurse travelers dropped by a third in the month leading up to April 10, according to data from staffing agency Aya Healthcare, although openings have rebounded slightly in recent weeks.

When Oregon’s governor declared the pandemic emergency over April 1, state-level Covid relief money evaporated. Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in Portland lost funding for close to 100 travel nurses. That, along with lower Covid rates and more full-time hires, has led to “a bursting of the bubble,” said Dr. John Hunter, CEO of OHSU Health.

The health system had about 50 contractors of all kinds before the pandemic, compared with 450 at its height, when patients, many in need of close monitoring, flooded in and turned the hospital’s recovery room into an intensive care unit.

“It has been very expensive,” Hunter said. But things are turning around, he said, and in recent weeks the hospital has negotiated contract rates with its travel nurse agency down as much as 50 percent.

Staff nurses make far less than their traveling counterparts. Rates for a new staff nurse at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury, for example, start at $30 an hour — plus benefits and extra for night shifts. At the pandemic peak, the hospital paid staffing agencies about $175 an hour for each travel nurse. The rate remains well over $100 an hour, but the hospital is trying to negotiate it down. Because the hospital pays the agency directly, how much nurses pocket is unclear, said CEO Shawn Tester.

For some travel nurses, the abrupt drop in pay has been a shock. Since December, registered nurse Jessica Campbell had extended her 13-week contract at an Illinois hospital without any hiccups. In early April, a week into Campbell’s latest contract, her recruiter said that her rate would drop by $10 an hour and that she could take it or leave it.

“I ended up accepting it because I felt like I had no other option,” Campbell said.

The situation for some travel nurses has gotten so bad that a law firm in Kansas City, Missouri, said it is considering legal action against more than 35 staffing agencies. Austin Moore, an attorney at Stueve Siegel Hanson, said some agencies are “breaching their contracts” and in other cases “committing outright fraud” through bait-and-switch maneuvers on travel nursing contracts.

The firm opened an investigation in March, drawing comments from hundreds of nurses, Moore said. “Our phones are ringing off the hook,” he said. “Nobody has experienced it like this — historically, contracts have been honored.”

How much is a nurse worth?

Stephen Dwyer, senior vice president and chief legal and operating officer of the American Staffing Association, the trade group that represents the travel nurse staffing industry, said in an emailed statement that “as market conditions change, hospitals and other healthcare facilities may change the terms of travel nurse contracts.”

“For rate reductions or contract cancellations that take place mid-assignment, staffing companies often recommend advance notice,” he said.

Moore said that the fine print can vary but that when a staffing agency cancels a contract at the last minute or gives a nurse one or two days to consider a lower rate, the agency is often breaching a contract. According to the contracts, the loss should fall to the agency, not the nurses, when a hospital requests a lower rate, Moore added.

Pay rates have always fluctuated seasonally as the demand for nurses to plug staffing holes at hospitals changes, said XueXia Bruton, an ICU nurse based in Houston. She has traveled since 2018, drawn to the flexibility and financial freedom, and has no plans to return to staff nursing. Along the way, Bruton has cataloged her experiences on TikTok and Instagram, telling her more than 91,000 followers that, for instance, “it may make more sense to wait to take a contract until rates go back up.”

“It was very hard across the board during Covid when cases were really high,” Bruton said. “We were all burned out and exhausted, so it was important to be able to take as much time off as needed.”

Bruton saw crisis rates as high as $10,000 a week. Travel nurse rates now average about $3,100, according to online hiring marketplace Vivian Health. Still that’s higher than before the pandemic, and well above what a typical staff nurse makes.

Last year was particularly profitable for staffing agencies. Cross Country Healthcare, one of the few publicly traded companies that staff travel nurses and other health care workers, posted a profit of $132 million in 2021, compared with a loss of $13 million the previous year and even bigger losses in 2019. Then-CEO Kevin Clark called the company’s 2021 financial results a “historic milestone for both revenue and profitability.”

Big profits across the nurse staffing industry have drawn the attention of lawmakers, including U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), who said he feared that private equity firms that were buying up staffing agencies were charging exorbitant fees during the pandemic, a pattern reported on by Stat. In January, Welch and U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) wrote the White House a letter requesting an investigation of possible “anticompetitive activity” by staffing agencies after receiving reports that they were “vastly inflating price, by two, three or more times pre-pandemic rates.”

Some travel nurses are returning to full-time gigs, drawn by hefty incentives and stability. Jones, whose contract in Wyoming was canceled in early March, considered a staff nurse position in Montana — swayed in part by a $10,000 starting bonus. But she ended up in a travel nurse contract in rural Kansas, where the pay is better than a staff job’s would be but not quite what she’d gotten used to during the pandemic.

Jones said her traveling stint raised a big question: How much is a nurse worth?

On the road, Jones said, she “could breathe financially for the first time in years,” at times making almost double what she made as a staff nurse.

“It’s a tough profession,” she said. “We love doing it, but we have bills to pay, too.”

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Expat shares top tip to avoid ‘frustrating time’ when moving to Spain ‘They’re 2 a penny!’ | Travel News | Travel

Maddie lived in Dubai for four years before she decided to relocate to Spain during the pandemic. She found a job as a teacher in the Valencia region, by Costa Blanca, and has been enjoying life there since 2020.

Maddie shared with her top tips for relocating to Spain.

She explained: “Top advice, do your research to the area!

“Do you want to live on the coast or inland? Spain is BIG.

“It can take an hour to go 20 miles inland as there are many mountain roads to navigate!

READ MORE: Flight attendant shares ‘very important’ tip for elderly travellers

“What looks commutable really isn’t,” she said.

Maddie continued: “What about the community? Expat or not? Mix? Easy link to airports?

“If you can work online really look at the cost of working from home as you’ll need a non-lucrative visa etc, which means you will need to prove a high level of savings.

“If you do get a job, this is unlikely outside real tourist areas without a) fluent Spanish and b) if you are from the UK this is doubly unlikely.”

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Maddie shared what her first weeks in the country were like: “It can be daunting moving to a new country but I always try and plan reasonably well so things don’t jump up at me i.e. car hire sorted, a place to stay (initially got that through a contact through work).

“It was more stressful this time in 2020 as I had just relocated from Dubai and it was HARD getting out of there in one piece both with everything legal sorted and with salary due actually paid!

“I was back to the UK for only a month and then out to Spain. Then a new headship with all the pressures etc of getting to know both the workplace and the community.

“I spent the first few weeks both getting up to speed with work whilst chilling down exploring the community (helped it was hot and summer) after a really quite unusual and stressful few months of lockdown in Dubai. I bought a lot of stuff to add to the two suitcases I had brought with me,” she said.

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Confirmed US Omicron cases jump by a third as experts warn they’re just the tip of the iceberg

Confirmed Omicron cases jump by a third overnight: Experts warn it’s just the tip of the iceberg and US will be hit with ‘perfect storm’ TRIPLE whammy of new variant, Delta AND flu

  • Experts warn that Omicron, Delta and the flu may cause simultaneous outbreaks in the U.S. – causing a triple-pandemic this winter
  • Some warn that in the wake of the Omicron variant, Americans who are not yet boostered should return to the early pandemic lifestyle of social distancing 


Omicron cases in the U.S. continue to increase – up 32 percent day-over-day on Thursday – and experts are warning the variant will only spread over time. Some even say that people who have not yet received their Covid booster shots might have to return to early-pandemic life to keep themselves safe.

The Delta variant is still the dominant Covid strain in the U.S., accounting for around 97 percent of sequenced cases. Omicron is quickly making up ground, though, with the newly discovered variant jumping seven-fold from making up 0.4 percent of cases to 2.9 percent of case. There have been 319 confirmed and reported cases of the variant so far, up from 241 yesterday. The flu, which largely vanished last year, is making its comeback as well.

Early data also shows that people who are only fully vaccinated, but have not yet received their booster, are still extremely vulnerable to the virus. Booster shots have been deemed effective against the variant, though, with both Moderna and Pfizer revealing data in recent days showing their vaccines will cause massive increases in antibody levels.

Only around 16 percent of Americans have received the additional vaccine dose so far though – as they were not widely available until late November – meaning that more than 80 percent of Americans are at risk from Omicron.

Dr Chris Thompson is an infectious disease expert at Loyola University of Maryland. He told on Thursday that people who have not received their booster dose yet may want to bring back some early pandemic habits like social distancing, masking, frequent hand washing and more.

‘The data that I’ve seen says that you’re about 33 percent protected after a two dose regimen of either of the mRNA vaccines [the Pfizer or Moderna shots] and we don’t have good data from Johnson and Johnson’s vaccine yet. Then if you get your booster you look like you get back up into the 75 percent protection range and for preventing disease

Whether Delta or Omicron, U.S. is experiencing yet another surge of Covid cases during the holiday season. The nation is recording 121,188 new cases every day – a 40 percent increase over the past two weeks. Deaths are making a sharp rise as well, up 34 percent to 1,302 per week. The number of Americans hospitalized with the virus increased over the past 14 days as well, up 21 percent to 68,079.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects that the situation will only worsen as well. The agency released forecasts on Wednesday night showing that weekly Covid cases will increase by 55 percent to 1.3 million per week – or 185,714 per day – by Christmas. It also predicted deaths with jump by 73 percent to up to 15,600 per day by early January – or 2,228 deaths per day.

Dr Thompson says that the Omicron variant will likely take over the U.S.’s dominant strain within the coming months, but how soon will depend on the behavior of Americans.

It’s hard to predict because so much depends on our behaviors,’ he said.

‘Travel and holidays and everything else [will affect Omicron spread], but since a fair number of people have received their booster and a lot of people are being more cautious, I’m hopeful that we can delay [Omicron overtaking Delta] for a while.’

He also said that it is likely that Omicron and Delta both continue to cause outbreaks across the U.S., just in different areas. In parts of the country where vaccination remains low, the Delta variant will continue its rampant spread. In areas where people are protected from Delta by the vaccines, the Omicron variant will manage to take hold.

Some areas of the country are already reporting sharp increases in cases. Jackson Health System, in Miami, Florida, reports that its Covid test positivity rate has reached seven percent – after only one percent of cases were coming back positive in November.  

Experts are warning that being fully vaccinated, but not boosted, is not enough to protect a person from the new mutant strain, with some even warning that people who have not yet received their booster shots – which is over 80 percent of Americans per CDC data – should return back to early pandemic habits like social distancing.


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Some Original Staffers Say They’re Still Happy To Work At Disney World After 50 Years : NPR

Celebrating 50 years as original employees of Walt Disney World are (from left) Chuck Milam, Earliene Anderson and Forrest Bahruth.

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Celebrating 50 years as original employees of Walt Disney World are (from left) Chuck Milam, Earliene Anderson and Forrest Bahruth.

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Applying to be one of the first workers at Walt Disney World, high school graduate George Kalogridis made a split-second decision that set the course for his life: he picked a room where prospective hotel workers were being hired.

Chuck Milam got a tip about a job opening from a transplanted Disney executive whose new house he was landscaping. Earliene Anderson jumped at the chance to take a job at the new Disney theme park in Florida, having fallen in love with the beauty of Disneyland in California during a trip two years earlier.

At the time, the three were among the 6,000 employees who opened the Magic Kingdom at Disney World to the public for the first time on Oct. 1, 1971. Now, they are among two dozen from that first day still employed at the theme park resort as it celebrates its 50th anniversary on Friday.

Over those decades, Disney World added three more theme parks, two dozen additional hotels and grew to have a workforce of 77,000 employees as it helped Orlando become the most visited place in the U.S. before the pandemic.

What never changed was the original employees’ devotion to the pixie dust, the dream machine created by Walt Disney and his Imagineers.

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“Disney has been my love, and it still is,” Anderson said recently before starting her shift in merchandising at a Magic Kingdom hotel. “I love Disney.”

The employees who make up the 50-year club say the theme park resort has allowed them to grow their careers and try on new hats. Kalogridis worked his way up to be president of Walt Disney World and Disneyland in California. Milam went from a warehouse worker to a buyer of spare parts for rides and shows.

Forrest Bahruth joined the workforce at Disney World in January 1971 as a show director, responsible for staging and choreographing parades and shows. He was also given the opportunity to help open other Disney theme parks around the world over the past five decades.

“There are people all over the world who get up to go work. They’re unhappy about it. They don’t really like their jobs,” Bahruth said. “As you can tell from us, there’s an enthusiasm. We are privileged to be at a place where we love what we do.”

Some Disney World history

There was no guarantee that Disney World was going to be a success 50 years ago. Walt Disney, the pioneering animator and entrepreneur whose name graces the Florida resort, had died in 1966, just a year after announcing plans for “the East Coast Disneyland.” The company had quietly acquired 27,000 acres (11,000 hectares) of scrub land outside Orlando for around $5 million via secret land purchases using fake names and shell companies.

The job of shepherding the project to Opening Day fell to his brother, Roy Disney, who with other company officials convinced the Florida Legislature to create a quasi-governmental agency that would allow Disney to self-govern when it came to matters of infrastructure and planning. Roy died almost three months after Disney World opened.

Just weeks before opening, construction at the Magic Kingdom was controlled chaos, and it seemed impossible that it would all come together in time.

“It was like an army of ants. Everything was under construction. Interiors were still being put in. Roofing was still being put on top,” Bahruth said. “There was painting, landscaping. Things were arriving by the moment. It was like trucks going everywhere.”

Bahruth rehearsed performers through parade choreography down Main Street, which cut through the center of the Magic Kingdom and resembled a turn-of-the-century small town from Walt Disney’s childhood. Even though he was a busser, Kalogridis was drafted into laying down sod outside the hotel he was working in, hours before Disney World’s grand opening.

Memories of opening day

Two things have stuck in the memories of the longtime employees from that opening day. The first was the photo. It was an image of thousands of Disney World workers standing in front of the iconic Cinderella Castle with Mickey Mouse and other costumed characters holding hands in front. Two weeks later, it was featured on the cover of Life magazine.

“They brought all the characters up, staged them first, and then they tried to keep all the different workers together based on the color of their costumes,” Milam said. “If you were from Fantasyland and in yellow, you would go over there.”

The second was the parade. It featured a 1,076-member marching band conducted by Meredith Wilson, the composer of the Broadway show, “The Music Man.” There were 4,000 Disney entertainers marching through the theme park, a mass choir and trumpeters from the United States Army Band. Hundreds of white doves were released into the air, and less environmentally friendly, so were thousands of multi-colored balloons.

“It was the biggest thing I had ever seen,” Bahruth said.

Only around 10,000 visitors showed up on that first day — which at today’s much larger Walt Disney World would represent about 90 minutes’ worth of visitors entering. It wouldn’t be until Thanksgiving 1971, almost three months later, when Disney executives had an answer about whether their new resort would be a success; that’s when cars trying to get into the Magic Kingdom stretched for miles down the interstate.

“It was very clear after that first Thanksgiving, that the public definitely liked what we were doing,” Kalogridis said. “That first Thanksgiving, that was the moment.”

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They were controversial from the start and are being used as a ‘rubbish tip’ – but now they’re set to stay

They were controversial from the start… and now they’re set to stay.

Modal filters’ installed in the streets – in an attempt by Manchester council to ease traffic – weren’t particularly well received in Levenshulme.

The 14 plant filters were installed across the south Manchester neighbourhood in January as part of a six month trial for an ‘Active Neighbourhood’ project that’s been a long time in the works.

READ MORE: Confusion, controversy and quiet chaos erupts on the streets of Levenshulme

The plans for the project included improved road crossings, traffic calming measures to improve air quality and ‘strategically placed’ planters to be used as road filters.

The planters marked the starting point for the trials.

Now residents are coming to terms with the fact they’re set to remain in place for good after the news was confirmed by the council on Tuesday.

A protest of fly-tipping on Manor Road East
Fly-tipping on Manor Road East

But just hours after the announcement, the planters on Manor Road East, which residents say ‘block a main road to the tip’, were hit by fly-tippers.

Heather McDonagh shared photographs on the Facebook group One Levenshulme.

She said: “No one looks after the planters. They’ve become rubbish bins.

“We knew this would happen. It’s the main route to the tip.

What do you think of the planters? Have your say below

“It’s not just the fly-tipping. The planters are just reciprocals for rubbish. They’ve made the problem worse.”

Residents were concerned the filters had been installed without much instruction to road users.

Following the fly-tipping, one person posted: “That’s disgusting! But like you say, what do you expect when you block a main road to the tip?!”

Following consultations, which saw thousands of residents take part, the filters on Henderson Street and Manor Road East will be changed.

Manchester council say they have taken people’s feedback on board and where possible, considerations are being made about how the filters alter people’s behaviour on roads.

But it has not been revealed what the changes will be.

Items discarded as main route to the tip is blocked
Items discarded as main route to the tip is blocked

Councillor Tracey Rawlins, executive member for environment, said: “The trial of the Active Travel Neighbourhood scheme was incredibly valuable in our understanding how people travel in the places they live, as well as how we can create places that are safe and prosperous to live in.

“Thanks to the thousands of people who took part in our consultations we have begun the steps to permanently put this scheme in place.

“We’ll now work with our partners to put together a design which works for residents, and fulfils the goals of Active Travel Neighbourhoods.

“This is a collaborative approach between ourselves and residents and I look forward to taking our final design to them when completed, later this year.”

The initial designs for the proposed next steps have been agreed by ward councillors of both Levenshulme and Burnage and have now been submitted to Transport for Greater Manchester for review.

A similar project by the Levenshulme Bee Network was scrapped by Manchester council last year following concerns of how the scheme would be rolled out.

The locations of the filters:

Buckhurst Road
Cardus Street (North)
Delamere Road and Gordon Avenue
Dorset Road
Caremine Avenue
Guildford Road
Henderson Street (location to be changed slightly in response to feedback from residents)
Longden Road
Manor Road East (location to be changed in response to feedback from residents)
Mayford Road
Molyneux Road
Osborne Road
Portville Road and Randolph Street
Victoria Road

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CDC Warns Americans Against Travel to Canada, Even if They’re Vaccinated

Right now, Canada is in the throes of a third COVID-19 wave and is reportedly on track to outpace the U.S. in terms of its rate of new infections relative to the overall population. Worse yet, the country is seeing significant outbreaks of dangerous coronavirus strains that are more transmissible than the original virus and potentially even vaccine-resistant.

The trend is so worrisome that U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated Canada’s travel advisory (a Level Four—the highest possible risk category) to include a warning that even fully vaccinated Americans should not risk venturing north of the U.S. border. The change was made on the same day that the CDC released new travel guidelines for vaccinated Americans in which the agency said that those who are fully vaccinated can safely move about the country.


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“Because of the current situation in Canada, even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants and should avoid all travel to Canada,” the website now reads. “If you must travel to Canada, get fully vaccinated before travel. All travelers should wear a mask, stay 6 feet from others, avoid crowds, and wash their hands.”

For a full year now, the Great White North has kept its case counts comparatively low while the health crisis in the U.S. continued to escalate. So, what happened?

Firstly, the pandemic situation in America is finally improving, thanks to a massive nationwide vaccination campaign and the government’s having secured an ample supply of the COVID-19 vaccine, while our northern neighbor’s vaccination efforts have trailed behind those of many other nations.

The U.S. has thus far managed to get roughly 19 percent of its population fully vaccinated, while Canada can say the same of only about two percent of its population. The National Post reported that, as of April 6, roughly one-third of Americans had received at least the first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, while only 16 percent of Canadians had gotten at least one dose.

Young woman getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
Young woman getting vaccinated against COVID-19. (photo via iStock/Getty Images E+/Geber86)

Johns Hopkins University’s dataset this week revealed that the U.S. was seeing about 196 new COVID-19 cases per one million people per day, while in Canada about 180 new cases per million people were being added daily (based on a seven-day rolling average). Noel Gibney, a professor emeritus in the faculty of medicine at the University of Alberta, said that it’s almost certain that Canada will surpass the U.S. in terms of community spread in the next few days.

The infiltration of more contagious, and possibly even more deadly, viral variants is being blamed for causing Canada’s third COVID-19 wave. According to a Vice report, Canada is one of the world’s only countries to be battling significant outbreaks of three different variants at the same time.

In Alberta, experts believe that the B.1.1.7 U.K. variant has almost entirely replaced the original COVID-19 strain. The P1 variant that emerged in Brazil—which has reinfected people who have previously contracted and recovered from COVID-19 and may be vaccine-resistant—is also spreading in Canada, as is the B1351 variant that first came from South Africa.

Just as Americans are being warned to stay away, Canada’s health officials are also beseeching Canadians to avoid nonessential travel within the country; although experts are saying that tighter travel restrictions may not be enough at this point to contain the spread of the highly transmissible variants.

Ashleigh Tuite, an infectious disease epidemiologist and assistant professor at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, remarked on the variants’ prevalence within Ontario, “It’s incredibly widespread, so I think there’s merit in restricting movement between areas…But as a way to control the spread of variants? That ship has likely already sailed.”

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Coronavirus news: Brits to apply for travel permits to prove they’re on essential journey | UK | News

Under coronavirus restrictions in the UK, holidays abroad are banned until at least May 17 with any travellers forced to self-isolate for 10 days and under-go triple testing. But new rules introduced now require Britons to show proof a journey abroad is essential after Mediterranean countries opened up for those vaccinated.

The travel permits were unveiled on Friday, six weeks after Home Secretary Priti Patel hinted they would be needed.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has warned prospective travellers those without a permit and supporting evidence would be slapped with a £200 fine.

The DfT also suggested they could bar rule-breakers from their flights, and shared police are increasing patrols at ports and airports.

The three-page “travel declaration form” asks people to set out their reason for having to go abroad during the travel ban and to bring “evidence” such as an employer’s letter and professional ID card if their justification is work.

READ MORE: Covid breakthrough: Variants ‘VERY unlikely’ to delay end to lockdown in boost to Britain

The move prompted anger from Tory MPs, with Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the Tory backbench 1922 Committee, telling the Telegraph “it’s time that we were starting to get rid of intrusive regulations” as cases fall, “not bringing in new ones”.

He said: “This threatens to be yet another bureaucratic nightmare which will limit people’s freedom, give too much control to the state and will achieve nothing whatsoever in the control of Covid.”

A DfT source defended the permits and said: “They are not designed to catch people out.

“It’s to put front and centre of people’s minds that they should not be travelling at the current time.”

It comes after Health Secretary Matt Hancock shared coronavirus cases across the UK had fallen by a third and deaths were down by 41 percent.

Yesterday saw the UK record another 5,947 cases and 236 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus.

In total, the UK has recorded 4,207,304 cases and 124,261 deaths.

Yesterday also saw the UK vaccine figures reach 21,358,815 first doses administered and 1,034,068 second doses given.

In total, the UK has administered 22,392,883 vaccines, and has given the jab to around two in five adults across the UK.

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