Yesterday the Prime Minister set out the Government’s Covid Winter Plan which will allow us the gains of our vaccine rollout.
Thanks to the efforts of the public, the NHS and our vaccination programme, we were able to proceed with Step 4 of the Prime Minister’s Roadmap on 19th July and return life to a sense of normality. However, as we approach the winter months there will be winter pressures which is why the Prime Minister has announced this new plan.
At the heart of the plan is offering booster jabs to priority groups 1 to 9, continuing with the Test, Trace and Isolate programme, continuing to provide free lateral flow tests and keeping a range of other measures under review to help control transmission of the virus whilst minimising economic and social damage.
We must all remain vigilant to the fact that Covid is still out there – and the disease remains a risk. However, if we remain vigilant and continue with our vaccination rollout we will protect the gains we have made together.