A government scientific advisor has warned that the current tier 3 measures may not be enough to stem the rise of infections.
In the spring the UK went into a full lockdown which “turned the tide” of coronavirus infections, and none of the current restrictions are doing this.
Professor Wendy Barclay, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), has warned that we may need to go back into a full lockdown to control the second wave that is sweeping across the country.
Professor Barclay who is from Imperial College London, suggested that Tier 3 restrictions across England, may not be enough.
Speaking to the Times Radio the SAGE member said, “The total lockdown that we had back in late March was enough to turn the tide, and get the virus back under control.
“So far, none of the other restrictions that we’ve seen and none of the other actions, seem to have done that.”
Professor Barclay admitted that it was a “very difficult balancing act” to allow people to get on with their lives whilst trying to reduce the spread of coronavirus.