Britain could risk falling into a fourth lockdown if people don’t follow the rules at Easter, experts have warned.
With the relaxation of the rules that came with better weather, crowds began to throng to parks and beaches across the country. reports the mirror.
While many obeyed the rules and enjoyed the sunshine with small groups of friends, authorities slammed revelers who gathered in large groups this week and fought in parks.
There has been no government proposal for a fourth lockdown as the introduction of vaccination continues to drastically lower daily deaths and case numbers.
However, experts have warned that if people mingle too closely over the Easter weekend, the virus could spread again quickly.
Mixing households indoors remains prohibited under English lockdown rules.
The warning comes as Europe grapples with a third wave of the virus, with France again slipped into lockdown this week.
The European vaccination program has lagged behind the British one.
And official data this week confirmed that roughly half the UK population now has Covid antibodies.
However, young adults yearning to be exempt from the Covid rules are warned to remain vigilant as they face a delay in the vaccination line after a bumper launch to rollout where the push efforts exceeded 30 million first doses , is intended for a slowdown.
Professor Lawrence Young told that So online People shouldn’t complain about the risks of mingling outdoors as he urged people to follow the rules of distancing when meeting friends.
He said: “The virus is still out there and very contagious.
“While the risk of outdoor transmission is low, the agglomeration can lead to some spread of the virus and it is too easy to take liberties that we consider to be low risk but not, for example, have close contact, by hugging or going in to go. ” to someone else’s toilet.
“We have to hold on to the current restrictions a little longer – neither of us want another lockdown.”
Professor Adam Finn, a member of the Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunization (JCVI), warned of the large crowds he saw in the Bristol Harbor area that could jeopardize the lockdown easing plan.
He tweeted: “Hundreds of young people huddled by the hundreds and enjoyed the beautiful, warm evening together by the water.
“A complete change. If this happens everywhere, we can confidently expect the number of cases to rise next week.”
UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock warned the UK “don’t blow it” when he told Sky News: “This is a very strange, very dangerous virus and another reason for everyone to be careful.
“Make sure you enjoy the sunshine, but no one is safe from this virus until we can get everyone to safety.”