Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
Today the sun is shining, the birds are singing and at Harris Recruitment we are feeling cautiously optimistic after listening to the Prime Minister’s statement last night, as we feel like finally the end is in sight.
As we have throughout the Covid Pandemic, we have tried our best to keep you abreast of the latest and most up to date information.
Therefore, please see below from some excerpts from the latest Government Spring Roadmap, with a link below to the full document:-
“From 8 March, people in England will see restrictions start to lift and the government’s four-step roadmap offer a route back to a more normal life.
While we must all remain vigilant – in particular against the threat from new COVID-19 variants – and continue to protect the NHS, a safe exit from lockdown can begin. It will take place in four steps; and at each step, we plan to lift restrictions across the whole of England at the same time.
In implementing this plan we will be guided by data, not dates, so that we do not risk a surge in infections that would put unsustainable pressure on the NHS.
Only when the government is sure that it is safe to move from one step to the next will the final decision be made. The decision will be based on four tests: the vaccine deployment programme continues successfully; evidence shows vaccines are sufficiently effective in reducing hospitalisations and deaths in those vaccinated; infection rates do not risk a surge in hospitalisations which would put unsustainable pressure on the NHS; and our assessment of the risks is not fundamentally changed by new Variants of Concern.
The government will continue to protect the public by ensuring local outbreaks are managed quickly and effectively and that we combat new dangerous variants, both within the UK and at the border. The government will also continue to support families and businesses throughout the steps set out in the roadmap – details of which will be set out by the Chancellor in the Budget on 3 March.”