Government risks sleepwalking into another winter lockdown

Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey has warned the government’s Plan B risks being “too little too late” if it is only implemented once the virus is out of control.

It comes after the Health Secretary Sajid Javid said this morning that the government’s Covid Plan B will only be put in place if the pandemic “gets out of control.”

Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey said: “People looking at this so-called winter Covid Plan B will be deeply concerned that the government still doesn’t understand how to control this virus.

Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey

“Time after time throughout this pandemic the government has acted too late, failing to provide people with the right support and failing to control the virus, costing tens of thousands of lives. Plan B is the same thing all over again, these measures will be hopeless once the virus is already out of control.

“If the Prime Minister isn’t careful he will leave the country sleepwalking into another winter lockdown. Our economy, our children and our carers cannot afford yet another dangerous Covid surge.”

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