Covid: Doctors call for Covid Plan B to start in England
22nd October 2021 - BBC News
An "unacceptable" level of Covid cases means ministers should trigger their Plan B for the pandemic in England, doctors say.
The British Medical Association (BMA) accused the government of being "wilfully negligent" for not reimposing rules such as mandatory face masks.
Daily UK infections have been above 40,000 for eight days in a row.
No 10 said ministers are "monitoring the usual metrics" on coronavirus and "won't hesitate to act if need be".
Boris Johnson's official spokesman said that, while the government listened to a variety of voices, including doctors, "we don't always agree".
He said reports that a harsher so-called Plan C for England was in the works were "not accurate". "Neither ministers nor officials are working on those proposals," he added.
I'll be honest, I genuinely thought covid would get me...
These are the words I said to my GP on the December 2020 when I finally went to see her.
I am writing this to, explain my prolonged absence from work, my lived experience as a member of staff working through this pandemic, because I feel guilty, but I also feel my mixed emotions are valid and should be heard.