Berkshire coronavirus: do you support a breaker lockout?
With the new Omicron COVID-19 variant continuing to spread rapidly, a circuit breaker lockout just days after Christmas could be considered.
Boris Johnson is reportedly considering restricting so-called circuit breakers and reverting to Stage 2 restrictions from December 27 or 28, Birmingham Live Reports.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid refused to exclude a lock as he urged caution due to the rapidly spreading Omicron variant.
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In addition, Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said there was no “firm and swift guarantee” that more restrictions would not be imposed by Christmas to tackle the Omicron wave.
If implemented, the Stage 2 restrictions would include working from home where possible, a ban on socializing indoors, and shutting down indoor entertainment.
Hairdressers and beauty salons would be allowed to remain open with strict Covid measures in place, funerals could be limited to a maximum of 30 people, while pubs and restaurants would serve people outside.
So what do you think of a circuit breaker interlock? Take our survey or let us know in the comments below.
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