PCC comments on Prime Minister’s statement

11 May 2020

“As the Prime Minister confirmed last night, “this is not the time simply to end the lockdown this week”.

“There is some added detail to what might come in a recovery period, being considered on a conditional basis, and some limited changes indicated for implementation from Wednesday. But any movement is set clearly in the context of five tests that will need to be met to demonstrate safety to move forward:

  1. Protect the NHS
  2. See sustained falls in the death rate
  3. See sustained and considerable falls in the rate of infection
  4. Solve the supply issues for PPE, and I would add the quality issues and continuity of resupply
  5. [Have convincing evidence that] measures introduced do not force the reproduction rate of the disease – the ‘R’ – back up over 1.

“It is clear that major change is still some weeks in the future.

“For today and planning for the coming week, it is still my advice that, if in doubt, you continue to stay safe and help others stay safe by adopting the measures of the last weeks. This includes staying at home until you have a clear safe strategy to change that. It includes focusing on the necessary journeys and actions to sustain yourself and those you care for. And it remains appropriate, as always, to use common sense as to your personal context whilst considering the impact of any choices you might consider on others (as you would hope they would too).

“There is so much good happening, and successes to hear of every day, that I take encouragement from the glimpses of an improving future. I look forward to hearing more detail from Government, Parliament and through guidance as the week progresses on how to sustain and accelerate this progress and the part we can all play to successfully defeating COVID-19.”

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