Clubs and bars in England could be closed up until the start of May under heavy-handed plans being examined by officials.
No10 is stated to be privately gloomy about the potential customers of an end to the third lockdown next month. March 23 – the year anniversary of the start of the first lockdown – is being promoted as a more realistic end date.
Boris Johnson has currently warned that lockdown measures are unlikely to all be raised simultaneously, in favour of a gradual lifting of limitations as rising numbers of vaccinations take place.
However today it was recommended that the bank vacation on Might 3, is a most likely date for boozers to re-open their doors to a thirsty public.
‘ The Might Day bank holiday is more likely the moment you see pubs resuming,’ a source informed the Sunday Times.
It came as House Secretary Priti Patel safeguarded cops as officers began securing down on Covid rule-breaking, consisting of ₤ 200 fines for people who neglect just one verbal alerting to go home.
The Home Secretary stated the increasing variety of new Covid-19 cases showed there was a requirement for ‘strong enforcement’ in cases where people were plainly breaking the guidelines.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock today stated that the plans were to raise limitations in the ‘spring’, however appearing on Sky’s Ridge on Sunday he declined to offer a firmer date.
‘ Well, we’ve always stated in the spring and we’ll hold to that and the factor is we’ll have vaccinated the most vulnerable groups, the over-70s, the incredibly susceptible, by the middle of February,’ he said.
‘ It then takes two to three weeks for their immunity to come through from the very first dose and we’ll see the data, we’ll watch the information. The reason we do not put a particular date on it is since we do not yet understand, we still don’t understand, the result of the vaccine on transmission.’
It came as one of the Government’s top science consultants said that ‘even stricter’ lockdown rules would be needed if the present ones do no halt the increase in cases.
Professor Peter Horby, the chairman of Nervtag, informed the BBC’s Marr show it ‘remains to be seen’ if current limitations will be enough.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock today said that the strategies were to lift constraints in the ‘spring’, but appearing on Sky’s Ridge on Sunday he refused to give a firmer date
Today it was recommended that the bank vacation on May 3, is a most likely date for boozers to re-open their doors to a thirsty public.
As the nation awaits the increase of coronavirus testing and vaccinations this week, Teacher Chris Whitty has said the only method to avoid preventable deaths is for the general public to stay at home anywhere possible
The UK’s Covid death toll passed 80,000, after a further 1,035 deaths were recorded yesterday, increasing fears that the overall will surpass 100,000 by the end of the month.
England’s primary medical officer has cautioned the NHS deals with the ‘most unsafe situation’ in living memory as the pandemic causes record deaths and health center admissions.
As the country waits for the ramping up of coronavirus screening and vaccinations this week, Teacher Chris Whitty has stated the only method to avoid avoidable deaths is for the general public to stay at home any place possible.
‘ Medical facilities are constantly hectic in winter, but the NHS in some parts of the country is currently dealing with the most hazardous scenario anybody can keep in mind,’ Prof Whitty composed in the Sunday Times.
‘ If the infection continues this trajectory, healthcare facilities will be in real troubles, and soon.
‘ Staff-to-patient ratios – already stretched – will become unacceptable even in extensive care.’
The variety of patients with Covid-19 in health center is at a record high in England, while the official coronavirus death toll for the UK passed 80,000 on Saturday and lab-confirmed cases hit more than 3 million.
Prof Whitty applauded the general public for their efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19 and noted the hope provided by different vaccines, but he echoed other experts in saying it would be some weeks before the jabs begin to decrease the number of people taken to hospital.
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has stated that expanding the Community Testing Programme to more people without symptoms is ‘vital given that around one in three people’ who contract Covid-19 are asymptomatic.
DHSC stated councils will be encouraged to test those not able to work from home during lockdown – a relocation likely to include police officers, grocery store workers and cab driver.
Lateral flow tests, which can return lead to as low as thirty minutes, are at the heart of the programme, the eligibility of which has now been ‘expanded to cover all 317 local authorities’, DHSC said.