The Prime Minister is reportedly “dead set” on avoiding another lockdown as he prepares to set out his plan for managing Covid-19 over autumn and winter.
Boris Johnson is expected to address the nation on Tuesday (14 September) to outline how vaccinations will serve as the country’s main defence against coronavirus during the colder months. The source said: “The vaccines are a wall of defence. The autumn and the winter do offer some uncertainty, but the Prime Minister is dead set against another lockdown.
Almost 81 per cent of people aged 16 and over are now fully vaccinated in the UK, according to data up to 12 September, while almost 90 per cent of people in this age bracket have received at least one vaccine dose. The opposition Labour Party said it agreed it was a “reasonable” approach to take some measures off the statute book but warned the government that winter could punish the National Health Service (NHS).
“We know that winter is going to be difficult, the NHS are fearing the worst winter in living memory, we know we’re going to have more flu, respiratory problems,” Labour’s health policy chief Jonathan Ashworth told Times Radio. So we need to prepare our NHS for the winter.
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