Covid UK: Michael Gove receives coronavirus app alert after trip to Portugal to watch Champions League final

Michael Gove had to abandon a meeting with Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson and other leaders of the devolved nations on Thursday after he was notified he may have come into contact with someone who had Covid-19 on a trip to Portugal.

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster had gone to Porto with his son to watch the Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City.

Mr Gove has been alerted through the NHS app that he may have been in contact with someone who had the virus on the flight home from Porto.

Sign up to our public interest bulletins - get the latest news on the Coronavirus

Sign up to our public interest bulletins - get the latest news on the Coronavirus

Read More

Read More
Michael Gove says Covid pandemic has shown ‘joint success’ of United Kingdom ahe...
Michael Gove received a coronavirus app alert after trip to Portugal

The Cabinet Office confirmed Mr Gove had been pinged by the app.

Mr Gove had been due to meet the first ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with the Prime Minister in a bid to strengthen the union.

Instead of self-isolating for 10 days, Mr Gove will be able to take part in a pilot scheme for workplaces, where he can instead be tested every day for a week.

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this article. We're more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by coronavirus impacts our advertisers.

If you haven't already, please consider supporting our trusted, fact-checked journalism by taking out a digital subscription.

 0 comments

Want to join the conversation? Please or to comment on this article.