Health Secretary Matt Hancock warned, there is a danger the coronavirus infection rate could “shoot through the roof” if people do not follow the government’s rules.
Hancock told Sky News’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday programme, “We have seen in the data that some people who need to self-isolate are not doing so.
“If you have been asked to self-isolate then you either definitely have the coronavirus or you are highly likely to have coronavirus, and so it is mission critical that you isolate.
“I am very worried about this second wave. We have seen in other countries around Europe how it can absolutely shoot through the roof.”
Hancock further warned the government will impose fresh national coronavirus restrictions if the public fails to follow the existing rules.
He said he is “very worried” about the second wave of the virus now emerging in the UK.
He told Ridge, “The nation faces a tipping point.
“We have a choice. Either everybody follows the rules, the rule of six and the need to self-isolate if you have a positive test or if you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace, or we will have to take more measures.”