23 Oct 2021

UK could face another ‘lockdown Christmas’ unless Covid cases are curbed, says leading government scientific advisor

A leading government scientific advisor has warned that unless ministers act soon to curb soaring Covid cases, the country could face another “lockdown Christmas”.

So far, Boris Johnson has insisted there is “nothing on the cards” to indicate such drastic steps are necessary for England, but some local authorities are already bringing in stricter measures of their own, advising more mask wearing and working from home.