Coronavirus (COVID-19)—DHSC unveils new strategy to ‘simplify’ approach

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—DHSC unveils new strategy to ‘simplify’ approach

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has published guidance on the new coronavirus (COVID-19) alert levels for England, including what each level entails and why these localised measures are being introduced. This ‘local COVID alert levels’ will replace current guidance at 00.01 am on 14 October 2020. Until then, areas with local restrictions must follow existing guidance’. The government is introducing the new alert levels to ensure ‘the right levels of intervention in the right places’ and to simplify the guidance.

Each area in England will be designated as having a mediumhigh or very high COVID alert level.

In areas designated as medium, existing national restrictions will continue to be in place.

For the measures in place until 14 October 2020 see: Local restrictions: areas with an outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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