Boris Johnson cancels trip to Lancashire after ‘family member gets Covid’

The cancellation comes as pressure grows on the Prime Minister following an apology at PMQs on Wednesday for attending a party at No10 during the Covid lockdown in 2020.

Mr Johnson would have faced questions from the media about his attendance at the Downing Street “bring your own booze” event on the planned visit to Lancashire.

Official guidance no longer requires vaccinated contacts of coronavirus cases to self-isolate.

A Downing Street spokesman said: “The Prime Minister will no longer be visiting Lancashire today due to a family member testing positive for coronavirus.

“He will follow the guidance for vaccinated close contacts, including daily testing and limiting contact with others.”

Although the legal requirement to self-isolate does not apply to vaccinated contacts, they are advised to take daily tests and “limit close contact with other people outside your household”.

The Prime Minister has faced calls to quit from within the Tory ranks.


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