Do you think we need tougher lockdown restrictions?
Is it that we need tougher lockdown restrictions or is that some people are not following or flexing the rules that we have?
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned that ‘every flexibility’ of the rules could prove fatal.
Senior ministers have discussed the prospect of introducing tighter lockdown controls in an effort to improve compliance with the current rules, according to reports.
The Prime Minister reportedly spoke with senior ministers on Sunday to evaluate “whether the current lockdown rules were working” in reducing the spike of coronavirus cases, the Daily Telegraph suggested.
The paper said the Government was considering scrapping the exemption allowing people to exercise with one other person from outside of their household or support bubble.
A Government source is said to have told the paper that the allowance was “being used as an excuse for people to go for a coffee in the park with their friends”, adding: “It may be we tighten up on things like that.”
Ministers are also preparing to tell supermarket bosses to get tougher on policing social distancing restrictions and mask wearing in-store, the Times said.
People could also be asked to wear face coverings in shop queues and even at work, it was claimed.
As well as the Prime Minister’s discussions, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove was said to have chaired a separate emergency committee over the weekend during which attendees examined stricter possible measures and initiatives to boost compliance.
England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty urged the public to “stay at home unless you absolutely have to” as the next few weeks will be “worst weeks of the pandemic”.
What are your views? Are the current measures sufficient? Are the rules too easy to flex? Would tougher restrictions ensure that the rules aren’t open to misinterpretation?
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