The coronavirus alert level 3 and what it means for the UK

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The coronavirus alert level 3 and what it means for the UK

The coronavirus alert level in the UK has been reduced after a drop in the amount of cases.

The Government eased restrictions on lockdown before the UK’s alert level had been reduced, which it came under fire for at the time.

The Covid Alert Level System was unveiled by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson last month.

It formed part of the PM’s roadmap to bring the country out of lockdown, Plymouth Live has reported.

But what does level three mean to us?

At the May 11 Downing Street Press Briefing, Mr Johnson said: “Boris Johnson said: “The Covid Alert Level has five levels, each relating to the level of threat posed by the virus.

“The level will be primarily determined by the R value and the number of coronavirus cases.

“In turn, that Covid Alert Level will determine the level of social distancing measures in place.”

He added: “The lower the level, the fewer the measures.”

He said that since lockdown started, the country has been at Level 4, “meaning a Covid-19 epidemic is in general circulation and transmission is high or rising exponentially.”

He told the briefing: “Thanks to the hard work, sacrifices of the British people in this lockdown, we’ve helped to bring the R level down and the number of infections down and we’re now in a position to begin moving to Level 3 in steps.”

Level three:

Coronavirus is still in circulation.

Social distancing can, however, start to ease.

Boris Johnson is reportedly looking at following World Health Organisation advice and cutting the distance.

At Prime Minister’s Questions, Mr Johnson said he would “keep that two-metre rule under constant review”.

Business Secretary Alok Sharma said this week that “for economic reasons, businesses will want to take a look at this two-metre rule”.

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