A member of the Government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) has warned the planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions over Christmas could lead to a third wave of the pandemic.
Tier 1 measures alone are not enough to prevent the rapid growth of coronavirus, and a fourth tier may be needed in areas where Tier 3 restrictions are not sufficient, Government scientific advisers have warned.
Trying to ban Christmas will lead to people breaching coronavirus restrictions, a Government scientific adviser has warned.
Conservative rebels are preparing to resist Boris Johnson’s plans for restrictions to replace the national lockdown without extensive evidence they will save more lives than they cost.
The reproduction rate of coronavirus must stay below one for “some time” to allow families to gather at Christmas, Government scientists have warned.
More than 1,000 clusters and outbreaks of coronavirus have taken place in educational settings since schools reopened in September, documents suggest.
The reproduction number for coronavirus – the R value – is dropping across the UK and is potentially below one in some areas, according to scientists.
The reproduction number for coronavirus – the R value – has dropped to between 1 and 1.2 across the UK, Government scientists say.
Professor Jonathan Van-Tam has been a plain-speaking voice of calm authority in uncertain times.
A coronavirus vaccine could be cleared as safe for use soon, a scientist advising the Government has suggested.
England is set to go into another nationwide lockdown next week as a way of combating a second wave of the coronavirus, according to newspaper reports.
Coronavirus is “running riot” across all age groups, a scientist advising the Government has warned, as Boris Johnson considers imposing stringent new national lockdown restrictions next week.
England is set to go into a nationwide lockdown next week as a way of combating a second wave of the coronavirus, according to newspaper reports.
Boris Johnson is considering imposing stringent new national lockdown restrictions within days after scientists warned that half a million people were being infected with coronavirus each week.
England could be placed under stringent national lockdown restrictions next week under plans reportedly being considered by the Prime Minister.
Around 570,000 people per week are becoming infected with coronavirus across England, new figures show, as senior scientists warned that a national lockdown is now needed.
Transmission from care home staff to residents could be a more significant route of coronavirus infection than when residents are discharged from hospital, documents suggests.
There could be “high levels” of Covid cases, demand on health care and deaths until next spring, an expert has said.
The number of people in hospital with Covid-19 could more than double within weeks, the former chief scientific adviser to the Government has said.
The idea that “we can carry on as we are” and have a normal Christmas “is wishful thinking in the extreme”, a Government scientific adviser has said.
There is very little chance that coronavirus will be eradicated, but a vaccine could be available by the end of the winter, a leading expert has warned.
Christmas will be “tough” this year and is unlikely to be a traditional family celebration if coronavirus infections continue to increase, an expert has warned.
The outsourced test and trace system has failed to reach nearly a quarter of a million close contacts of people who have tested positive for coronavirus, according to a new analysis.
Confusion has been cast over lockdown talks between Downing Street and Greater Manchester after mayor Andy Burnham denied No 10’s suggestion talks had been arranged to attempt to end the row.
Downing Street is being urged to restart talks with Greater Manchester’s political leaders over the highest levels of coronavirus restrictions, amid warnings of rising deaths.
More than half of England is living with heightened coronavirus restrictions after the severest measures came into force in Lancashire and Londoners were banned from meeting indoors.
Boris Johnson has urged leaders in Greater Manchester to “reconsider and engage constructively” over Tier 3 restrictions but said he will intervene if an agreement cannot be reached.
There is “no clear evidence” the trajectory of the Covid-19 pandemic has changed in the past month, Government scientists have warned, as a raft of new data shows a rise in cases.
Another 1.5 million people in England will be placed under the toughest coronavirus restrictions this weekend as Lancashire moves into Tier 3.
Lancashire has become the second area of England to be placed under the toughest coronavirus restrictions.