The Government is considering further restrictions if coronavirus infections continued to rise, a minister has suggested, saying the country faces “a choice” about what happens next.
Asked about reports this morning that further national restrictions are looming Helen Whately, the care minister, pointed to existing restrictions on household mixing in the North East as a possible next step.
It is thought that the rest of the North and London, where rates have been rising and last week was placed on the at-risk list, could be next to come under more draconian restrictions, including shutting all hospitality and banning household mixing.
“We don’t want to bring in more restrictions but of course we keep a constant eye on what’s going with the Covid rates and we have seen these upward trends in recent weeks,” Ms Whately told Sky News.
“This is the moment in time we have an opportunity, we have