According to key scientists, face masks can be required in certain settings to reduce the spread of the coronavirus during the winter.
Boris Johnson will announce plans to tackle the virus during the winter of Tuesday, speculating that the prime minister is likely to focus on vaccines rather than blockades to prevent the virus from spreading.
Professor Linda Bauld, a public health expert at the University of Edinburgh, suggested that if the coronavirus situation “worsened”, the prime minister could announce the reintroduction of forced masks in certain situations.
“I think the first step for the prime minister is to say that if things get worse, there will be guidance. For example, obligatory face coverings are still needed in many places, but more. It can come back in many settings, “she says. I told Sky News.
Professor Bold also said that shortly after thousands returned to the office, people could be encouraged to work from home again, but she added that another blockade was unlikely. rice field.
“If possible, there may be guidance for working from home, and ventilation and environmental perspectives are important, but I’m surprised if there are many restrictions.”
The Prime Minister is also expected to approve the Covid Booster Jab for older groups starting within the next two weeks.
Countermeasures try to avoid a surge in coronavirus during the winter, when people are more likely to get infected as they spend more time indoors with their windows closed.
During the winter, there is always a surge in pressure on the NHS as illnesses such as the flu spread. Also, due to the pandemic, medical services are already facing delinquent bookings.
One NHS chief said Me Hospitals can face “one of the most difficult winters on record” due to Covid’s increased hospitalizations, record waiting lists, flu, and staffing issues due to the “epidemic.”