A spokesperson for the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that any lockdown changes in England from next week will be “very limited”.
The spokesperson said, “We are at a critical moment in the fight against the virus and we will not do anything that risks the progress the British public has made”.
It comes after some have cautioned against changes to lockdown measures.
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that the stay at home message “must be extended” for another three weeks in Scotland, insisting that easing any restrictions too early would be “very, very risky”. Ms Sturgeon said she would prefer all four UK nations to keep to the same rules, but said she wouldn’t be pressured into changing anything too early.
Meanwhile, a Welsh Government spokesperson said on Thursday;
“The Welsh Cabinet met this morning to discuss the lockdown restrictions and will meet again this evening.
“It is crucially important that the people of Wales are informed clearly and accurately about what, if any, changes are made to the current stay-at-home restrictions.
“Some of the reporting in today’s newspapers is confusing and risks sending mixed messages to people across the UK.
“The First Minister of Wales will announce the outcome of the Cabinet’s decision in due course.
“Our message for this bank holiday remains, stay home, protect the NHS, Save Lives.”
A televised address is expected from Mr Johnson on Sunday evening, with the Prime Minister saying at PMQs yesterday that he wanted to begin tweaking some lockdown measures from Monday.
According to the latest figures, over 30,000 people have died in the UK after contracting the COVID-19 Coronavirus.
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