According to the Guardian, the ‘Covid-19 ‘social distance framework project has not yet been signed by n ° 10, but presents tougher measures government plans to impose if coronavirus cases continue to rise, while trying to simplify the mixed bag of localized restrictions.
“Research tells us that people would like a clearer and simpler structure of the tips and rules they should follow,” the document says.
He adds that ‘many people do not have a clear understanding of the rules that apply to them ”.
The draft document, seen by the media and dated September 30, outlines a series of alerts varying severity levels, level three being the highest.
Alert level three contains the strictest set of metrics – which is also harder than anything we’ve seen in all localized locks.
These includedof: closs of hospitality and leisure activities; no social contact outside your home in any setting; restrictions on overnight stays away from home; and non organized licensed non-professional sports or other community recreational groups and activities, such as social clubs in the community centres.
however, places of worship can remain open, while there is no mention of schools.
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The Guardian reports that under Alert Level Two, people must not meet other people outside their households in private accommodation or gardens – except for those within their support bubble – or in pubs, restaurants or other places.
Visits to nursing homes will only be allowed in exceptional circumstances and people should only travel if essential, although vacations are allowed as long as people do not mix households.
Organized sports teams will be allowed to meet, while weddings are limited to 15 participants without a reception or funeral the numbers go from 30 to 15 people.
Alert Level One, meanwhile, contains restrictions currently in place across England, including the ‘rule of six’ measure for all gatherings, mandatory face covers, a 22 hours for hospitality companies and a limited number of weddings and funerals – which do not allow more than 15 and 30 participants, respectively.
As to when and how these alert levels would be activated, according to the leaked document, alert level three would be geographical areas or at national level when the alert level 2 measures have not contained the spread of the virus, or when there has been a significant increase in transmission ‘, and onelert level two would come into effect “in geographic areas or nationally when there has been an increase in transmission, which cannot be contained by local responses”.
A government source told The Guardian that the document was a “first draft and proposals are still being considered by ministers.
A department of Health The spokesperson said: “We are seeing a rapid increase in coronavirus cases across the country and, given the severity of this virus, it is vital that everyone play their part by following the rule of six, washing hands, practicing social distancing and wearing a mask in enclosed spaces.
“As we’ve shown, we’re ready to take decisive action when necessary, and of course it’s fair to look at how we make sure everyone understands and respects the restrictions that will keep us all safe. “
Downing Street declined to comment when approached by LADbible.