Another lockdown possible in Boris' winter Covid plan
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GB News political editor and commentator Darren McCaffrey reflected on Boris Johnson’s determination to stick to plan A regarding fighting against coronavirus. While speaking on GB News, Mr McCaffrey warned that the Government may attempt a more aggressive approach to dealing with increased cases as part of plan B. He highlighted this could include vaccine passports for very populated indoor events and mandatory mask-wearing.
He also claimed the Government could not rule out completely another lockdown in some form and it remains a possibility.
Mr McCaffrey said: “There is this talk of a plan B.
“That is that if things get really difficult for the NHS what can the Government then do.
“That includes things like vaccine passports for big events, for things like nightclubs, so essentially you would have to prove you are double vaccinated to get in.
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“It also means that mask-wearing may become mandatory again in certain circumstances like in confined spaces.”
Mr McCaffrey went on to say what additional measures the Government could introduce if coronavirus cases increased significantly.
He said: “Clearly, the current advice is that you should still carry on wearing masks if you are in places where it is difficult to socially distance.
“The Government could again ask people to work from home and the worst-case scenario, they can’t absolutely rule this out, if things become really difficult a lockdown may be necessary.
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“The thing is that is very unlikely, they think we will probably never get to that stage.
“But in the end, it remains a possibility.”
During his press briefing on Monday evening, Mr Johnson insisted that he and his Government will continue to encourage people to get their doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
He again asked those that have not had their vaccine should do so.
Regarding new winter regulations, he said: “We will also keep open the option of mandating face coverings as they have elsewhere or advising people again to work from home.
“When you’ve got a large proportion of the country, as we have now, with immunity, then smaller changes can make a bigger difference.
“They can give us confidence that we don’t have to go back to lockdowns of the past.”
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