The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that entire towns could be forced into a total lockdown if there are virus flare-ups.
Authorities will be allowed to put in place lockdown measures with many other parts of the country being allowed to freely continue, if the guidance allows this.
Next month the test and trace system will start which will help prevent coronavirus from swelling up again.
Speaking at Tuesday’s Downing Street briefing, Hancock said, “Yes, we will have local lockdowns in future where there are flare-ups and we have a system we are putting in place with a combination of Public Health England and the new joint bio-security centre, along with the local directors of public health who play an absolutely crucial role in the decision-making in the system to make sure if there is a local flare-up there is a local lockdown.
“And so local lockdowns will be part of the future system that we put in place as part of the NHS test-and-trace system.”