GO HARD, GO EARLY
Boris Johnson should “go hard and go early” with coronavirus restrictions this winter if there is a surge in cases, the chief scientific adviser has said.
Sir Patrick Vallance said that the UK was at a “pivot” and warned that ministers would need to change course rapidly if cases rose quickly this winter.
The prime minister has published his coronavirus plan for autumn and winter setting out his “Plan B” to protect the NHS. It includes mandatory vaccine passports, compulsory facemasks and advice that people should work from home.
Speaking at a Downing Street press conference, Vallance said: “Things are flattish at the moment — if they go up quickly then you’ve got to go early in terms of getting on top of it.