Boris Johnson won’t self-isolate [As required by his own Covid-19 rules] despite a member of his team testing positive for Covid-19.
An aide who travelled to Scotland with the prime minister this week has reportedly been confirmed to have contracted the virus.
According to CNN, the PM continued with his tour despite the positive test among his entourage.
The person in question was with Mr Johnson on Wednesday and flew with him to Aberdeen before testing positive when they landed, an unnamed source told the broadcaster.
More than one member of the team had to go into isolation but Downing Street has confirmed Mr Johnson will not.
The Guardian claimed the pair were ‘side-by-side’ on several occasions but this has been denied by Number 10.
A Downing Street spokesperson told paper: ‘The prime minister regularly visits communities across the UK and all aspects of visits are carried out in line with covid guidance.
From August 16, people who have received two doses of the vaccine will no longer need to self-isolate if they come into contact with a positive case.
But with 10 days to go, it remains to be seen if Mr Johnson will be contacted by Serco’s Test and Trace.