DVSA explains 2018 MOT test changes
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Jonathan Barbera, founder of Parkers MOT said concerns over staff catching the illness was now the “biggest problem” facing garages. He said one case among a garages workforce could lead to multiple colleagues to isolate, forcing garages to cancel tests.
Mr Barbera warned at least “50 percent of bookings” could be cancelled if just a handful of staff were forced to quarantine.
Mr Barbera is particularly fearful of Freedom Day on Monday, when all coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
However, as part of the Government’s coronavirus roadmap, people who have been double jabbed will still need to self-isolate if they have been pinged by the NHS app until 16 August.
Just last week the NHS Covid-19 app sent more than half a million alters warning people to self-isolate.
The figures have increased tenfold over the past month to reach a new record high.
As cases rise, up to 3.5million British people could be stuck in self-isolation by early August.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, he said: “It’s the biggest problem we’ve got so far.
“We’ve really tightened everything at work to try and avoid this.
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“I have asked staff members to really limit their personal lives outside of work, what they do and how they do it.
“The problem is if one of them gets pinged then everyone else who they have come into contact with will also need to go into isolation.
“That means the business will need to close.”
He added: “First of all we would have to cancel appointments.
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