The main members of the organization who provided the government with Covid-19 response advice told the British media that if the UK wants to reduce the coronavirus infection rate, it may need to choose to keep bars open or allow schools to reopen.
“Closing some other networks may require some other activities to make us open the school. This may boil down to a question, that is, what do you have to choose from each other, and then you need to determine the priority. Do we think the bar is more important than the school?”; Professor Graham Medley, chair of the Pandemic Simulation Science Advisory Group (SAGE), told BBC Radio on Saturday.
Medley’s comments were made the day after he saw crowds in bars and pubs in parts of northern England, despite the surge in cases and the reintroduction of some government restrictions in several areas.
The bar was allowed to reopen in the UK on July 4.
Medley said: “I think we are in a situation where most people think the start of school is a priority for children’s health and well-being.”
on Friday: Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that England will “press the brakes” in the next phase of reopening to slow the rise in the rate of coronavirus infections.
Northern England announced new restrictions on Thursday night to “stop the spread of Covid-19.” Across the country, certain venues that were originally scheduled to reopen on Saturday-including casinos, bowling alleys, skating rinks and “the rest of the close contact services”-will be closed until at least August 15.