“We can’t stay in lockdown forever,” say health bosses who share concerns over easing lockdown
Coronavirus response bosses in Lincolnshire have shared national concerns that lockdown restrictions are easing too fast but have also said “we can’t stay in lockdown forever”.
Several changes come in to force today as government looks to continue lifting lockdown.
The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) said over the weekend that the easing of rules was “not supported by the science”.
They said photos of crowded beaches and beauty spots showed people were “not keeping to social distancing as it was”.
Director of public health at Lincolnshire County Council Derek Ward said he “shared a lot of the concerns”.
“I think a lot of it is about doing all of that all at once.
“So we’ve got these new groups of six people in different households can meet, and we’ve got the changes to the extremely vulnerable group, going out.
“I think it’s a combination of all of those that’s causing some concern, and we need to really keep a close eye on, on what the data tells us.”