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

The three factors that could trigger England's Covid Plan B

The three factors that could trigger England's Covid Plan B
Measures such as mandating vaccine passports and face masks are being kept in reserve - for now

"'We're confident that we can proceed with plan A' Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: "On plan B and when and how and wanting to know what the trigger might be for that, I think just bear in mind what we're trying to prevent and that is the overwhelming of the NHS - that's got to remain the objective."There are all sorts of data that we'll continue to study as we have throughout the pandemic in deciding what the risks are, we'll keep you updated about where we are, you've heard the exact state of things at the moment, and we're confident that we can proceed with plan A.The rules will apply in England, with the devolved nations deciding what rules to apply.The government's Plan A is tailored for the state we are in now, while Plan B will be brought in if the situation gets worse.

Under Plan A, the Government will remove more of its powers but retain some it deems “essential” for responding to the pandemic.Prof Whitty said: "There are three things which I think are worth looking at - first of which is the absolute numbers of people who are going into hospital.

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