Despite Covid restrictions having been reduced for a while, there has been some recent speculation about the UK and the possibility of it going into another lockdown. 

Last year, we spent much of our time in lockdown before a vaccination programme was in place. 

As winter nears, rumours of a Plan B to get us through the colder period have circulated.

Is there going to be another lockdown in England?

This week, a No 10 spokesman said there are no plans to enter another Covid-19 lockdown in England.

He said: “We have set out our autumn and winter plan in terms of ‘Plan A’ and ‘Plan B’, and we continue to look at the latest scientific data.

“There isn’t any proposed plan for any further lockdowns. We are sticking to the autumn and winter plan we have set out.”

No plans for Covid ‘Plan B’

Ahead of the press conference, Downing Street said ministers have no plans to activate the Government’s winter Covid “Plan B.”

A No 10 spokesman said they would continue to monitor the latest figures for the disease but that the numbers of hospital admissions and deaths were still “substantially lower” than they were earlier in the year.

“The important thing is that is the fact that our vaccination programme has has been successful in breaking the link between cases and hospitalisations and deaths,” the spokesman said.

“Our focus remains on ensuring we get boosters out to those who are eligible.”

Reading Chronicle: Sajid Javid (PA)Sajid Javid (PA)

On Wednesday, Sajid Javid talked in a press conference to discuss the “Plan B” and further restrictions.

The Health Secretary spoke from 5pm as the government face increasing pressure amid a concerning rise in coronavirus cases ahead of the winter months.

He warned Brits that “this pandemic is not over” and said cases could rise to 100,000 a day. 

Mr Javid told a Downing Street press conference hospital admissions are now approaching 1,000 per day and that deaths are “still sadly over 100 a day.”

He said: “We’ll do what it takes to make sure that this pressure doesn’t become unsustainable and that we don’t allow the NHS to become overwhelmed.”

Mr Javid added: “This pandemic is not over. Thanks to the vaccination programme, yes the link between cases and hospitalisations and deaths has significantly weakened, but it’s not broken.”

He added that the government will not be implementing its “Plan B” contingency measure “at this point.”