At yesterdays coronavirus briefing, Boris Johnson announced that the relaxation of lockdown restrictions will not continue as the R (rate of infection) has began to increase again.
Meanwhile, in Bracknell & Reading, new cases remain at 0.3 per day (7 day average, as of 30th July).
Boris has also announced that his government are organising a new shielding plan to allow those who are highly vulnerable to continue isolating whilst the rest of the general population continues to move around freely.
Boris continues to insist that reopening schools is still a “national priority”. Pressed on whether the latest announcements could lead to delay in the plans, the PM said:
I do believe that getting our children back into school on the first of September, and then from August they’re going back in Scotland, I think that’s a good thing.Boris Johnson