”This is a moment for utmost caution”, says Boris Johnson at this evening’s press conference.

  • Plan B restrictions to say in place, in England, says Prime Minister
  • More than 200,000 new Covid cases in one day (figures 218,724 are due to a backlog from Wales / Northern Ireland from New Year
  • Cases expected to rise, says Prof Chris Whitty
  • Johnson also states that there is a huge level of immunity, despite increase in cases
  • Essential workers will be able to recieve daily tests (for those working in areas such as food processing). 100,000 workers will recieve lateral flow tests in certain sectors.
  • Johnson also states 90% of those in hospital are unvaccinated
  • 200 million slots available to get boosted this week – the Prime Minister is encouraging people to get boosted if they have not already
  • 1 in 25 people had Covid just before Christmas, in England
  • Sir Keir Starmer has told the government that schools could stay open if more children were vaccinated in the festive period
  • Difficult periods to come for NHS – says Boris Johnson and adds that ‘we will get through it as best we can’
  • Follow the guidance and get jabbed, says Boris
  • People will be given ‘plenty of time’ to get jabbed before any idea of vaccine proof changes

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