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walesonline.co.uk 14 Sep, 2021 16:15 am

All the key points from Boris Johnson's England Covid winter plan announcement

All the key points from Boris Johnson's England Covid winter plan announcement
Neither another lockdown or mandatory vaccine passports are off the table

Mr Johnson has warned that higher levels of coronavirus cases mean that “in one way our position today is actually more challenging” than last September.“Because in one way our position today is actually more challenging – we have higher levels of daily cases, thousands more, but in many other crucial respects the British people, all of us collectively and individually, are incomparably better-placed to fight the disease.The worst measures will be kept in reserve, including mandating vaccine passports in some venues and forcing face masks to be mandatory by law once again in shops and on public transport.” Mr Johnson stressed that he could not “rule out completely” the possibility of imposing mandatory vaccine passports.

“When you’ve got a large proportion, as we have now, with immunity, then smaller changes can make a bigger difference and give us the confidence that we don’t have to go back to the lockdowns of the past.“You wouldn’t necessarily play them all at once, far from it, you would want to do things in a graduated way,” he said, “We’re now in a situation when because so many of the population have some degree of immunity, smaller changes in the way we’re asking people to behave can have a bigger impact.

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