Danielle Lloyd ‘devastated’ at having to quarantine on return from Ibiza as she blasts government


Danielle Lloyd has been left “devastated” by the government’s latest travel advice for Spain.

The 36-year-old Sutton Coldfield-based mum-of-four spoke out as she enjoys a holiday in Ibiza.

Heading to the Balearic island with husband and Brummie electrician Michael O’Neill, Danielle has let her hair down and relaxed after lockdown.

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But she has been left furious at the government slapping a 14-day quarantine rule on anybody returning to the UK.

“Danielle is devastated by the government’s announcement she would of never gone away if she would of know this was going to happen,” her rep told The Mirror.

“She now has to self isolate for 14 days with her children and husband just as they thought they got their lives back.

“She has struggled mentally the last couple of weeks with the lockdown and this break was something much needed so this is a devastating blow.”

It comes after the UK Foreign Office banned all non-essential to Spain on Saturday evening, before extending the travel ban to its territories – including the Canary Islands and Balearic Islands – a day later.

There is “no viable alternative to the 14-day quarantine”, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said on Wednesday.

He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “If we could avoid imposing quarantine in a way that it was safe to do so, of course, we would do that – that is why we keep it under review.”

He added: “We are not at the point where there is a viable alternative to the 14-day quarantine.

“There is a real risk here – the virus is spreading around the world, it’s rising rapidly around the world.

“We need to ensure that the measures we’ve taken in the UK – which have been very difficult – to keep this virus under control, do not go to waste because we allow cases to come in from elsewhere.”

Oliver Dowden said people should continue to book holidays but “need to be aware of the risk that quarantine could be imposed”.

“But as long as people are aware of that risk they should continue to book holidays, but just bear in mind that this may happen, and sadly it has happened in Spain,” the Culture Secretary told BBC Breakfast.

Asked where else the Government might be considering for quarantine restrictions, Mr Dowden said: “I do genuinely understand people’s anxiety and frustration about it and, believe me, from friends and family and people I meet on the street, everyone is asking this question.

“Inevitably what we have to do is analyse the situation in countries around the world.

“Where we feel there is too high a degree of risk – where the incidence of the disease is rising in another country and we risk that import – we have to take measures.”

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