Tier 5 meaning: What does Tier 5 lockdown mean, would it be return to full lockdown? | UK | News (Reports)

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Experts have warned a lockdown similar to that in November may be insufficient to curb the rampant spread of the virus.

Sage reportedly advised shutting schools in January could help to keep the R rate below 1.

Earlier today, Cabinet minister Michael Gove refused to rule out placing all of England under Tier 4.

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He told BBC Breakfast: “We review which tiers parts of the country should be in on the basis of scientific evidence.

“The Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC) will be making a recommendation to ministers, but I can’t preempt that because it obviously has to be a judgment based on the medical situation.

“As you quite rightly point out, the NHS is under pressure and these are difficult months ahead.”

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