Boris Johnson set make winter Covid plan announcement next week



Boris Johnson is set to make a Covid winter plan announcement next week.

The Prime Minister will reveal the government’s plan for England in the next few months.

It is expected that he will say that vaccines will continue to be the first line of defence over the autumn and winter.

The colder months can mean Covid cases may rise, as other respiratory illnesses circulate.

A number of powers allowing the Government to shut down sections of the economy in England are set to be repealed.

It is largely reported that Mr Johnson is reluctant that impose another national lockdown.

The powers expected to be repealed under the Coronavirus Act include those allowing the closing down of the economy, the imposing of restrictions on events and gatherings, the power to temporarily close or restrict access to schools, and powers to detain infectious people.

Mr Johnson said: “Thanks to the efforts of the public, the NHS and our phenomenal vaccination programme, we reached Step 4 in our road map and life has returned to a sense of normality.

“These extraordinary times required necessary but intrusive measures. But I’m determined to get rid of any powers we no longer need because of our vaccine defences.

“I will set out the next phase in our Covid response shortly.”

Downing Street is yet to confirm an exact date and time of Mr Johnson’s address next week.





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