GOOD Morning Britain’s Adil Ray has been pressured to spend Christmas alone after he travelled to London for work on the present on Saturday.
The 46-year-old presenter made the journey earlier than Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced the massive modifications to Christmas – together with the introduction of Tier 4.
Adil will likely be pressured to spend Christmas Day alone
Whereas Adil is allowed to journey between the capital and his dwelling in Birmingham for work, public well being officers within the West Midlands and Better Manchester yesterday asked those travelling from Tier 4 to lower-rated areas to self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival.
Talking on this morning’s GMB, Adil defined how it will now have an effect on him as he admitted he’ll be alone on Christmas Day – and won’t even be capable to have his beloved canine Robin for firm.
He shared: “As a result of I am from Birmingham, which is Tier 3, and I got here down for work – which you are allowed to do – in Tier 4… On the weekend I got here down it was introduced it was Tier 4.
“Then on Monday, native authorities – not the nationwide authorities – have now provided guidence that if you’re now coming into locations from Tier 4 then it’s essential to self-isolate for 10 days.
He travelled to London for GMB earlier than the change in guidelines
“For individuals who have been going up, presumably to see their households, it is in all probability not so tough as a result of they’re simply going to must spend longer with their households.
“However for somebody like me, and I am not searching for any sympathy, I’ve to only get on with it. I reside by myself and I assumed I would come down for a few days work, return and see my brother in Birmingham with my nephews and spend Christmas Day with him.”
Adil continued: “I’ve Robin, my canine, and I can not even take him for a canine stroll so I should ask a good friend not far away if she would not thoughts coming day by day and taking him for a stroll or I will not be capable to have Robin both.”
Regardless of the unhappy change of plans, the star insisted: “These are very small issues – there are folks up and down the nation with all kinds of points and a few extra critical than mine.”
Adil could not even have his pet canine Robin for firm Credit score: Instagram
The presenter insisted that many can have it worse than himCredit score: Instagram
Matt Hancock previously slammed the hoards of people who fled Tier 4 areas as “massively irresponsible”, with London’s packed stations described as a “conflict zone” on Saturday evening.
Following the PM’s announcement on Saturday afternoon, Londoners raced to depart the world earlier than Tier 4 was launched at midnight.
Mr Johnson begged Brits to “keep native” this Christmas in a bid to cease the unfold of coronavirus as a brand new, extra infectious pressure of the lethal bug emerged.
The PM launched Tier 4 on Saturday – coming into impact from the SundayCredit score: AFP or licensors
Cancelling the festive season for tens of millions, the PM warned the robust restrictions in London and the South East have been wanted to cease the brand new variant – which is believed to be about 70% extra infectious than the preliminary pressure.
Professor Chris Whitty begged folks to remain at dwelling as the foundations have been unveiled, warning: “When you have packed a bag, unpack it.”
But inside hours there have been lengthy queues of visitors on roads out of London and chaotic crushes at railway terminals as folks fled to keep away from the brutal new restrictions.
Tier 4’s strict lockdown guidelines implement a journey ban by legislation, with the beforehand promised five-day Christmas bubbles scrapped – and there being no entry or exits allowed to be made to or from the tier.
There’s explicit concern about these travelling from Tier 4 into elements of the nation which are presently in Tiers 1 to three, which might unfold the brand new pressure.
Whereas Tier 4 areas are solely permitted to spend Christmas with their family or assist bubble, the remainder of England have additionally had their five-day Christmas bubble scrapped, with households now solely permitted to combine indoors on the twenty fifth of December.
The PM mentioned he “bitterly regretted” cancelling holidays for tens of millions of individuals, with the brand new restrictions resulting from be reviewed once more on December 30.