Ministers are reportedly considering additional Covid measures that could amount to “Plan C”, as England prepares for another winter during the Covid pandemic.
While the government has so far resisted calls to implement new Covid measures, the health secretary has warned that restrictions could be back in England for Christmas.
According toWire, Cabinet Office ministers are discussing proposals that could potentially create a “Plan C” that includes even tougher measures than the current “Plan B”.
The newspaper reported that this additional contingency plan may ban family adulteration.
But Health Minister Edward Arger denied on Thursday that Plan C was being considered by the government that would ban mixing of households over Christmas.
Asked about the Sky News report, he said he was not aware of such plans. “This is not a story with foundations,” said Mr. Argar.
The health minister said, “Certainly as a government you see, as we have done with our Plan B, there are options and ways you can – if you need to – start easing that pressure.” “.
Mr Argar said limiting domestic mix was not “actively considered”.
The government has so far resisted calls from NHS bosses to implement its “Plan B” to tackle the coronavirus, amid a surge in cases and fears of a winter crisis.
A series of stringent measures have been put in place as a contingency plan if the NHS does come under continued pressure.
This includes the resumption of some social distancing measures, mandatory face masks in some settings and the use of vaccine passports along with appeals to the public to work from home.
The health secretary said on Wednesday that there were no plans to implement these contingency measures “at the moment”, adding that the pressure on the NHS was not yet “sustainable”.
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