Wednesday 13 May saw COVID regulations change what is permissible as part of the government’s easing of the lockdown.
Let’s all start by acknowledging this is a tricky ask. The government needs to contain the infection rate, allow a reasonable level of easing and start up the economy. Quite hard.
Before we get to the changes to the restrictions we need to recognise:
- The lockdown has been very successful in achieving the aim of reducing infections. This is to the great credit of the public and to British Policing who have helped keep this on track. Well done. We have managed to be sensible and proportionate in our approach.
- It has been so successful it has created some caution about returning to work. Starting up is harder than slowing down!
- We geared up for a significant rise in hospitalisation and deaths. The news has been grim but the peak has not matched our worst fears. We now have capacity built and ready if events turn. A thank-you to everyone who has got us ready.
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