Britain is “seeing a second wave of Covid-19 now,” said Prime Minister Boris Johnson. “It’s imperative that we see it in this country.”
Mr Johnson said he did not “want to go into major lockout measures” but that “strict social distances and restrictions may be necessary.”
It is understood that a new three-tier set of sanctions is being considered.
The plan aims to avoid a national lockout but could cut off door-to-door contact.
The first tier will be the level of measures currently in place in most parts of England – along with this aspect of social distance.
The second rank will be included What is currently being imposed in the Northeast – Curfew in hospitable places and ban on home visits.
The final third tier will include strict locking measures.
It is speculated that this could potentially be a “tier two” across the UK – although it is based on a region-by-region basis rather than a “national curfew”.
An account of a meeting to discuss measures has been shared with the BBC. It said the government’s shawl policy was also being “actively reviewed” and a decision could be taken soon on the next steps to protect the vulnerable.
Any other saving decisions are expected to take a more favorable approach than ever before.
With the virus expected to become more severe during the winter, authorities are trying to come up with measures that could last until spring.
‘It’s Hard to Continue’
This comes as another 4,322 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the UK.
Referring to the measures introduced on Monday, the Prime Minister said, “Obviously, when you see what is happening to you, you may be wondering if we need to go beyond the six rules that we have brought.” Are
He added that “the British people have done a great job – they have brought this peak down through discipline” but that “people find it difficult to maintain it, it is difficult to maintain this discipline for a long time”.
Speaking in Oxfordshire, Mr Johnson added: “As we look at this particular curve and what is happening, obviously we are reviewing everything. The last thing anyone wants.
“I don’t want to go into too many lockout measures at all. We want to keep schools open and it’s great that schools have gone their way. We want to keep the economy as open as possible. We want to keep businesses open. Want to continue
“The only way we can do that is, obviously, if people follow the guidelines.”
Earlier, the BBC’s political editor Laura Queensberg said the government was We are considering a short period of strict rules that could be announced next week.
Described as “circuit-breaks” by the government, those measures could include keeping schools and workplaces open and re-imposing restrictions on public places for a few weeks.
Ideas suggested by the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergency (SEZ) include closing some parts of the hospitality sector.
Basic mathematics shows us how fast coronavirus cases can grow, in principle.
There will be approximately 4,000 infections a day, doubling every eight days, and 128,000 new daily cases by the end of October.
This is not guaranteed to happen, and changes in our behavior, such as the “rule of six” or restrictions in the Northeast, could improve the situation.
The point of the national “circuit-break” would be to achieve a controlled drop in coronavirus levels without the need for a complete lockout.
It does two things, obviously it helps prevent very high levels of the virus that can overwhelm hospitals.
But it also gives us more options. It is very easy to implement any contact-tracing program or local lockda.n system when the virus level is low. The higher the number of cases, the less targeted measures the government has to take.
After the circuit breaks are over the problem starts to increase again and we may need several circuit breaks to get through the winter.
Meanwhile, new measures to prevent the spread of the virus have been introduced in parts of the Northwest, Midlands and West Yorkshire.
These include Lancashire (excluding Blackpool), Merseyside and the Cheshire Borough of Warrington and Halton.
New restrictions are also being imposed on Wolverhampton, Odby and Wigston in Leicestershire and all parts of Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale.
Some areas of West Yorkshire were already subject to sanctions in early August but were eased. They are under now These new rules.
In total, about 4.7 million people will be affected by the new restrictions, which prevent individual homes from meeting each other in their homes or private gardens.