Covid vaccine news UK – Social distancing laws will be SCRAPPED and we must learn to live with virus, Matt Hancock says
THE UK will scrap social distancing laws and move towards “personal responsibility” for covid safety, Matt Hancock said today.
“What we want to do is get rid of the social distancing-type laws that get in the way of normal life and move to personal responsibility, rather than laws dictating how all of us live our daily lives,” the Health Secretary told Times Radio.
“But, it is also clear that eradication is unfortunately not possible… so we are going to have to learn to live with it. In the same way that for instance we live with flu – but we don’t let flu get in the way of living our lives.
“But we do vaccinate against it every year – in the case of flu we vaccinate those who are most vulnerable – and so I expect to have that vaccination programme as a regular feature of future life,” he added.
The news comes after Boris Johnson was warned the consequences of lifting lockdown too quickly would lead to 91,000 extra covid deaths,
The advice, from the Government’s SAGE advisers, forcing him to make tweaks to the roadmap plan he unveiled yesterday.
As a result, Brits will be able to meet in a rule of six outdoors at Easter, with non-essential shops still closed until later in April and some limits in place on the size of gatherings for four months until June 21.
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