Boris Johnson has ordered preparations to avoid a second national lockdown, according to reports.
Boris Johnson is mulling lockdown-like conditions for London and asking the elderly to shield once again as part of plans for avoiding a second national lockdown, according to reports.
The PM has ordered preparations to be made should there be a significant rise in the number of new coronavirus infections, The Sunday Telegraph and The Sunday Times said.
The claims come after Johnson was forced to announce a slow down of the lockdown easing on Friday, with planned relaxations for the leisure and beauty sectors delayed after a rise in Covid-19 cases was recorded, with prevalence in the community thought to be rising for the first time since May.
The Times reported the Conservative Party leader held a “war game” session with chancellor Rishi Sunak on Wednesday to run through possible options for averting another nationwide lockdown that could stall any potential economic recovery.
Under the proposals, a greater number of people would be asked to take part in the shielding programme, based on their age or particular risk factors that have been identified since March, said the Telegraph.