Monday, 10 May 2021

No chance of dropping to one


Covid alert level reduced as lockdown set to ease

The UK's coronavirus alert level is being lowered from four to three on the advice of experts.

Alert level three means that although the virus is still in general circulation, transmission is no longer high or rising exponentially.

It comes as Boris Johnson is due to confirm at a Downing Street briefing England's pubs can serve indoors in the latest easing of lockdown next Monday.

The PM may also announce guidance that it is safe to hug friends and family.

It's a guess of course, but the chance of the Covid alert level dropping to one seems to be zero. A situation where Covid-19 is not known to be present in the UK and all we have is international monitoring? I don't think so. Not unless this game is replaced by another.


Sam Vega said...

It wouldn't surprise me if the Government had these rating scales for lots of different scenarios. Military conflict, crop failure, measles epidemic, meteor strike. We only get to see them when we need scaring. In most departments, legions of civil servants quietly plot graphs and go to meetings to decide on whether situations are no. 1 or 2.

A K Haart said...

Sam - interesting idea. It would appeal strongly to the bureaucratic approach for exactly the reasons you say. Another reason why we'll probably never move to Covid state one unless a better game pops up. Perhaps not even then