That's not quite what he said. As Matt Hancock batted back that it doesn't make for good headlines.Grants Schapps - Public should not book holidays in the UK or abroad. Not yet.
“People shouldn’t be booking holidays right now – not domestically or internationally,”
Which is not quite the same as 'you mustn't book a summer holiday' My interpretation of his clumsy phrase was 'You shouldn't be booking holidays for right now'
"Please don't go ahead and book holidays. I simply don't know the answer to the question of where we'll be up to this summer.
"It's too early to give that information. The best advice to people is: do nothing at this stage."
Which seems not that un-reasonable frankly. Because if people do book their summer break, then lose money because something changes, who's going to get it in the neck?
It's probably just me. I'd be a lousy journalist.
FWIW we're booked for Mexico in October. Fully refundable. Not sure we're going to make it, but hopeful