Where else has used a circuit breaker lockdown? Northern Ireland was plunged into a four-week circuit breaker lockdown with pubs and restaurants all closing on Friday, October 16. … [Read more...] about What is a circuit breaker lockdown?
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"That partly reflects the impact of the outbreaks we've seen in the past two weeks, including in student accommodation, but as a point of perspective it's also worth stressing that, because this estimate as the R number always does, relies on past data, it doesn't yet take any account of any impact of the new measures we announced last week." … [Read more...] about Scotland poised for half-term ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown as R rate rises to 1.7
Brits will be banned from staying overnight in the worst-hit areas for the virus for a month Residents of any area deemed to be in the new “very high” top tier of Covid risk will not be allowed to leave their area for anything but essential travel and must return the same day Households will not be allowed to mix either indoors or outdoors Pubs and bars will also close in those areas - although it is understood restaurants will be able to continue serving food until 10pm … [Read more...] about October half-term ‘circuit-breaker’ national lockdown ‘still on table’ if three-tier measures don’t slow Covid-19
"Although the numbers available for testing have gone up dramatically, it's still chasing demand and we're only going to decrease the demand if we actually get on top of it and then we can really focus on outbreak control, on testing in environments where the risk is higher than testing in the health system. … [Read more...] about Question Time: SAGE experts demand circuit breaker with 3 tiers ‘worst of all worlds’
Labour analysis shows that if the virus continues to spread at levels seen earlier this year the PM’s failure to act will see Britain’s wealth drop an extra six per cent. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson refusal to back circuit breaker lockdown ‘will cost the economy £110billion’