The Government has put lateral flow tests at the heart of its plans to ease lockdown.
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Nick Hoile: Beware of an unintended consequence of mastering Covid – a winter flu crisis later this year
Ministers cannot afford to get complacent – here are the steps they should take to prepare.
Employers, not just government, have an important role, to help victims – especially during this crisis.
The belief that by hammering one sector of the economy you’ll help another is more reminiscent of socialist ideology than free market conservatism.
James Frayne: A clear majority of people think the police do a good job – but want them to be tougher enforcing lockdown
Polls very strongly suggest the public are much more irritated with the police not enforcing basic rules with greater severity.
She and her team have been one of the most important assets in the UK’s battle with Coronavirus.
Robert Halfon: I’m not a lockdown sceptic. But I am a “school-down” sceptic – and fear the impact of these closures.
The Government needs to provide an educational route map out of Coronavirus for schools and colleges – so that they can prepare.
WATCH: Hancock – “We’re a long, long, long way” from Covid cases being low enough to ease restrictions
Although he adds that “the lockdown is starting to bring cases down”.
The playbook learned delivering Brexit is little use when the weight of public opinion is in favour of more restrictions, not fewer.
The country has been celebrated for its libertarian approach to Coronavirus. But its Prime Minister and even its King have since deemed this a “failure”.
Simon Baynes: Coronavirus has been devastating for people with dementia. National governments must do more to help.
I would urge them to work with clinical commissioning groups, local health boards and others to help the vulnerable recover.
The rest of the country needs to follow Liverpool’s example by moving into a lower tier, he says.
Caroline Johnson: Tiers are a tough but necessary step for the country. We must hold our nerve over winter.
With the Government securing 350 million doses of vaccines, and community testing in development, we are starting to win the war against Covid-19.
The last month has seen unprecedented scientific breakthroughs in vaccine development. Here’s a round up of the ones the Government has bought.
“I’m acutely conscious that no other peacetime Prime Minister has asked so much of the British people.”