Covid restrictions may be returning to be UK as Boris Johnson warns that there is now “overwhelming evidence’ that Plan B restrictions such as face masks and social distancing could be imposed.
Downing Street has said that on Wednesday they have no plans to activate Plan B for the winter and will continue to monitor the data.
The government believes that vaccination has broken the link between cases, hospital admissions, and deaths.
While Downing Street maintains that Plan B won’t be happening NHS chiefs warn that they must bring back rules as the cases of covid continue to rise.
Sajid Javid will be hosting a news conference at 5pm as reports released today show the daily numbers for deaths are the highest they have been since March.
Health Chiefs are calling for covid restrictions to return to the UK as the NHS is stumbling into a winter crisis, Demand on the NHS is already increasing as GP’s are still not seeing people face to face and urging those who need appointments and cannot get them to use urgent care walk-in services.
Urged greater uptake of booster jabs!
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said it was not time for Plan B yet and urged greater uptake of booster jabs.
He said he did not want further lockdowns or to jeopardise the “hard-won gains” of reopening the economy.
“I don’t want to inject any hint of complacency but I think so far our approach is working,” he said, pointing to lower rates of hospital admissions and deaths than in earlier waves of infection.