Elsewhere, drivers will be fined £200 and incur six penalty points for just touching their mobile phones while at the wheel, the Daily Mail reports. Currently, drivers can be prosecuted only if they use hand-held devices to call or text. But this will be extended from next year to include touching phones for any reason, including scrolling through a music playlist or taking pictures. Using phones for satnav will be allowed, but only if hands-free, the paper adds.
The Daily Mail says British travellers who are fully vaccinated will be able to take cheaper lateral flow tests instead of PCR tests when they return from abroad, with pre-departure tests also likely to be scrapped.