Local lockdowns could soon be triggered by a ‘traffic light’ system based on coronavirus infection rate


LOCAL lockdowns could soon be triggered by a “traffic light” system based on infection rates.

The proposal, grading areas as red, amber and green, aims to avoid a full lockdown.

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Decisions on local lockdowns could soon be made using a 'traffic light' system

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Decisions on local lockdowns could soon be made using a ‘traffic light’ system Credit: Alamy Live News

It will work alongside the NHS Test and Trace app, where people scan a special QR code to enter and exit venues like pubs.

The app will then send a message to the user about lockdown conditions if they change.

The plan has been sent to the PM for approval after it was signed off by ministers last week.

Meanwhile, an expert warned Britain risks “talking itself back into a lockdown”.

Oxford University Prof Carl Heneghan said ministers must stop panicking and wait for current controls to work.

 

 

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