Local Lockdown

Total 9 Posts

UK government’s tiered COVID-19 alert systems are all flawed, warns disaster expert.

5 min read
Other countries have developed and used alert level systems effectively in the management of COVID-19. So why is the UK struggling?

Stronger political alliances are forming in northern England as local lockdown anger grows.

5 min read
Given the role of the north of England as a key battleground at the general election last year and the current focus on the region as a result of the pandemic, it is hard to see it falling down the political agenda any time soon.

β€˜Eat Out to Help Out’: Crowded restaurants may have driven UK coronavirus spike.

6 min read
Depending on how things go, we may look back at the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme as the first step towards a second coronavirus lockdown, for the half-price discount scheme didn’t encourage a β€œreturn to normal”; it encouraged extravagant levels of eating out.

Changes to public health bodies must be based on evidence and reflection, not scapegoating.

5 min read
De-funding Public Health England is not the answer. We need to learn lessons from the coronavirus response before making radical decisions.

New lockdown restrictions in parts of northern England.

8 min read
The new lockdown measures are the consequence of a surge of coronavirus cases caused largely by people β€œnot abiding to social distancing,” according to the Health Secretary. Here are the new restrictions.

Leicester economist: Our city was vulnerable to a coronavirus outbreak.

4 min read
Second waves of coronavirus cases are far more likely to be driven by poverty and economic necessity.

Local lockdowns could lead to civil disorder.

3 min read
Local lockdowns in Italy and Germany have led to civil unrest. Could the same happen in the UK?
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