Pubs and restaurants could be shut so schools can reopen in autumn

England’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty said the country has ‘probably’ reached its limit of easing restrictions, and said relaxing the rules any further would ‘absolutely, inevitably’ lead to a resurgence of infections.

He also said “What that means potentially is that if we wish to do more things in the future, We may have to do some less of other things”

Leading to the belief that those trade offs may mean restrictions or closing of pubs/restaurants for example as a way of counteracting the effects of reopening schools on the levels of Coronavirus transmissions.

Boris Johnson was asked if there would be ‘trade-offs’ to achieve his goal of getting all schoolchildren in England back into classrooms on September 1. The Prime Minister said: ‘Your basic point is a very good one about the trade-offs that we’re looking at here. I do believe getting our children back to school on September 1… that should be a national priority.’

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