Lorraine Kelly reveals her daughter Rosie, 25, has returned to the UK from Singapore and self-isolated for two weeks amid COVID-19 crisis
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Lorraine Kelly has revealed her daughter Rosie Smith has flown home from Singapore in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.
The presenter, 60, spoke to her daughter, 25, on Wednesday’s Good Morning Britain in a pre-recorded segment, after explaining she ‘used her common sense’ and self-isolated for two weeks after returning home.
Rosie told her mum that despite the worldwide pandemic there were no medical checks when she touched down in the UK, with the only difference being there were just 16 people on her flight.
She’s back: Lorraine Kelly has revealed her daughter Rosie has flown home from Singapore in the midst of the coronavirus crisis
In the clip, Lorraine and Rosie were enjoying a relaxing walk in the sunshine with their dog Angus close to their home.
As the presenter told her daughter she was glad to have her back in the UK, Rosie – who works as a marketing manager in Singapore – admitted it was strange being on a flight with so few passengers on board.
She explained: ‘It was either 15 or 16 on the flight,’ as her mum added: ‘But when you got here there were no checks or anything?’
Reunited: The presenter spoke to her daughter on Wednesday’s Good Morning Britain in a pre-recorded segment after she ‘did the responsible thing’ by going into quarantine
Bizarre: Rosie told her mum that despite the worldwide pandemic there were no medical checks when she touched down in the UK
Rosie then added: ‘There was nothing, it was the exact same as normal only less flights.’
She then went onto explain why she chose to self-isolate from her family for 14 days after flying home.
She said: ‘At least two weeks, I didn’t feel comfortable getting off a flight and coming straight home… I just got a leaflet, an NHS leaflet, it said if you think you have any symptoms then stay home.’
Lorraine then revealed that during the lockdown she and her daughter were doing an at-home bootcamp and yoga classes together everyday.
Keeping distant: Earlier in the show Lorraine explained her daughter had ‘used her common sense’ and self-isolated at home for two weeks after returning to the UK from Singapore
Earlier in the show, Lorraine explained her daughter had been self-isolating at home for two weeks after returning to the UK from Singapore.
Lorraine said Rosie was ‘amazed’ to see there were no checks at the airport when she arrived back in Britain, but decided to ‘do the responsible thing’ and quarantine herself for 14 days.
She told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid: ‘My daughter Rosie came home almost three weeks ago, it was very very strange, no checks at the airport or anything as we know.’
‘But she decided to do the responsible thing and she put herself into quarantine for two weeks. She used her common sense!’
Emotional: Last month Lorraine was moved to tears as she spoke to her daughter live from Singapore on video chat
Last month Lorraine was moved to tears as she chatted to her daughter live in Singapore, while the country was also in the midst of a government-imposed lockdown.
At the end of the call, Lorraine was unable to hide her emotions as she wiped away tears while saying goodbye to her daughter.
Despite remaining stoic throughout the interview, Lorraine grew tearful towards the end as she said: ‘It’s so good to talk to you.
‘It’s been lovely to see your wee face! I do miss you. Stay safe love.’
Interview: The TV presenter, 60, was talking to her daughter Rosie Smith who is currently in lockdown in the country about the coronavirus restrictions in place
Following the chat, Dr Hilary was at had to discuss the virus while Lorraine took a moment to compose herself following the emotional interview.
During their chat, Lorraine revealed that she was supposed to go and visit Rosie and her daughter was also supposed to come home, however this has been cancelled due to travel restrictions.
Explaining what is happening in the country, Rosie revealed: ‘So today is the start of a lockdown here, we can stay at home and go out to get food shopping but everything else is closed.
‘We can exercise. It’s weird! So with today being the lockdown it’s not really a shock because we’ve been dealing with it since January, it started with temperature checks and working from home.
‘We did the toilet roll craze earlier this year, it’s not been too weird for people. ‘
Emotional During their chat, Lorraine revealed that she was supposed to go and visit Rosie and her daughter was also supposed to come home, however this has been cancelled due to travel restrictions
Rosie, who has been working in Singapore for four years, explained that Lorraine and her dad been keeping her up to date with what was happening in the UK.
She said: ‘You and dad sent videos of the toilet roll and we’d already had that. People here are generally very well behaved, the government here is strict, so if your’e caught out you get a $10,000 fine or six months in jail.’
Rosie explained that when her father came to visit three weeks ago they were still able to complete all the activities they had planned, including visiting Vietnam.
She added: ‘When dad was here we did everything we wanted to do, like go out for dinner and sit together. We went to Vietnam for the weekend and came back.
‘There was just temperature screening as soon as you get off the plane.’
Explaining what is happening in the country, Rosie revealed: ‘So today is the start of a lockdown here, we can stay at home and go out to get food shopping but everything else is closed’
Explaining how they are receiving their news in Singapore, Rosie said: ‘So we’re getting WhatsApp messages, two a day, we had the lockdown message on Friday from the Prime Minister’
‘We get one with measures in place that day, and then we’ll get one with a run through of the day, like numbers of cases and deaths.’
‘We also have a tracing app so people can put in where they’ve been.’
Offering her advice on how to get through this, she said: ‘The main thing is that if you’re not taking it seriously it’s going to continue being this way. the sooner people take it seriously the sooner it’ll go back to normal.’
She said: ‘We can exercise. It’s weird! So with today being the lockdown it’s not really a shock because we’ve been dealing with it since January, it started with temperature checks and working from home’
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