I don’t understand the problem with a shortage of hotel rooms for quarantining people entering the UK (New quarantine rules expected for travellers to UK, 25 January). Incoming business people and celebrities returning from holiday could easily be put in the same sort of accommodation as asylum seekers. Surely if it’s good enough to house people indefinitely, these arrivals could cope with it for 10 days.
• John Harris (Journal, 24 January) wants Labour to have a vision. The biggest vision of all is saving the planet. This penetrates all spheres of life and involves all peoples of the globe. Labour already has a green agenda, but it needs to flesh it out with conviction if Keir Starmer is to look like the leader for the future.
Dr Monica Threlfall
Global Policy Institute
• I have been struggling with the absence of touch since my husband died (Lost touch: how a year without hugs affects our mental health, 24 January). One thing I can suggest to help is a massage. I have an hour’s massage once a week when we’re not under lockdown. I thoroughly recommend it.
Farsley, West Yorkshire
• I too would like to see more letters from women (Letters, 25 January). But please don’t blame the cartoonists. The Guardian publishes some excellent political cartoons. This Monday’s by Ben Jennings was one of the best.
• Never mind spring being on its way (Letters, 26 January); I’ve just had an email from Tesco asking me to join their Christmas club card promotion.