Richard Madeley declares he will go on holiday in July regardless of amber restrictions

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Richard Madeley has declared that he will be going on holiday in July regardless of whether amber restrictions will be in place.

The 65-year-old and wife Judy Finnigan have booked to go away in a month's time to France – which is currently in the government's amber category – via the Channel Tunnel.

The government advises against anyone travelling to amber list countries, but people will not be stopped from doing so as long as they abide by the rules such as taking a COVID-19 test, paying day 2 and day 8 travel tests, completing a passenger locator form, quarantining at home for 10 days upon return to the UK and taking two COVID tests during that time.

Discussing the extension of lockdown restrictions and the public's tiring of lockdown, Richard said: "I guess that people are starting to make decisions based on their own assessment."

Richard Madeley has declared that he will be going on holiday in July
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Opening up about his own situation, he continued: "We've booked the Chunnel and we'll be going to France at the end of July," he declared. "And we'll be going to France even if it's on the orange list. And the government said, 'Yes you can legally go but we'd much rather you didn't because we don't think it's safe.'

"Well, actually I've had the double jab, Judy's had the double jab, we'll quarantine when we come back. We have judged that actually it is safe to go and we'll be responsible when we get up and that's our assessment.

"I would have said that six months ago we would have gone with the government advice."

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Dr Hilary Jones pointed out that if you travel in a car – as opposed to a plane – and were staying in a private villa it was much safer.

"So that's not a bad assessment and you know that you'll need to self-isolate," he pointed out. "And no doubt you will, but other people don't.

"I'm in favour on the 21st of June of selective easing of restrictions. There's a big difference between that and 200 people dancing in a nightclub with no ventilation. So selective easing, I'm in favour. I want businesses to get back and I want people to get back to normal."

*Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV

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