January 23, 2021

Coronavirus: Dominic Cummings visited parents’ home while he had symptoms

Dominic Cummings travelled hundreds of miles from London to County Durham during the lockdown when he had virus symptoms, the BBC has been told.

A source close to the PM’s chief aide confirmed reports he and his wife went to his parent’s home to self-isolate.

But the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg said she had been told Mr Cummings did not break government guidance because he and his wife stayed in a separate building.

The story was first reported by the Mirror and Guardian newspapers.

Labour said No 10 needed to provide a “very swift explanation” for Mr Cummings’ actions.

“If accurate, the prime minister’s chief adviser appears to have breached the lockdown rules. The government’s guidance was very clear: stay at home and no non-essential travel,” a spokesman said.

“The British people do not expect there to be one rule for them and another rule for Dominic Cummings.”

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