As the nation comes closer to entering a lift on lockdown, the government has chosen to include a new strategy in the form of a precautionary post-coronavirus plan that intends to safeguard the nation from experiencing a resurgence or flare-up in the pandemic.
During the daily Downing Street briefing, Secretary of state for Health and Social care, Matt Hancock announced this to be the government’s strategy moving forward in case the nation encounters a resurgence of the virus, as a potential flare-up is most likely considering that there is no legalized or known vaccine for the virus.
As the government assumes that it would be naïve to expect a complete end to the coronavirus pandemic, without there being an active permitted vaccine, it was proposed that there are to be precautionary lockdown measures for any potential future flare-ups.
As part of the NHS Test and Trace system, during a momentary flare-up of the virus, the most effective strategy that could be implemented is the order of new stricter lockdown methods in particular areas as well as harsher social distancing regimes.
“We have a system we are putting in place with a combination of Public Health England and the new joint bio-security centre” said Mr Hancock as he detailed the new precautionary systems that will be put in place to tackle a resurgence of the virus.
Mr Hancock continued to reiterate that the system is yet to be incorporated but is to be expected as a future plan to ensure a shorter term of coronavirus cases, “and so local lockdown’s will be part of the future system that we put in place as part of the NHS test and trace system.”