One woman and her family have decided to head home early from their holiday in France having predicted the quarantine restrictions in advance. Emmeline Owens, 45, from Battersea, was staying in Antibes in the south of France with her husband and two children, eight and 11 years old. She said that quarantining was “not really” an option for them as they wanted their children to be able to return to school shortly. “They haven’t had much of an education in the last six months,” she told the PA news agency. “If we can get in today they will be able to return to school when they’re due to go back in a couple of weeks, so, yes, it (quarantine) wasn’t much of an option."