What would a circuit-breaker lockdown look like?

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As informed in the description by Gabriel Melo Life: What would a ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown look like? Sage has recommended the measure ‘to return coronavirus incidence to low levels’ – but how would it work? By Christopher Hope, Chief Political Correspondent and Amy Jones, Political Correspondent 14 October 2020 • 8:00pm Coronavirus Article Bar with counter A national \”circuit-breaker\” lockdown was first proposed by the Government’s Sage panel of scientific advisers in a list of \”non-pharmaceutical interventions\” last month. At its meeting on September 21, Sage recommended a \”circuit-breaker (short period of lockdown) to return incidence to low levels\”, falling short of the national lockdown imposed in March.  Although there was little further detail, the scientists said: \”The more rapidly interventions are put in place, and the more stringent they are, the faster the reduction in incidence and prevalence and the greater the reduction in Covid-related deaths.\” Personal freedoms  According to the minutes of Sage’s meeting, the scientists recommended \”banning all contact within the home with members of other households (except members of a support bubble)\”. Some of these measures were implemented in England by the Government’s three-tier strategy of local restrictions, which came into force on Wednesday. Three-tier Covid lockdown map In the \”high\” risk tier, only single household and support bubbles are allowed to mix indoors, while the \”rule of six\” limits large gatherings outdoors, including gardens. In the \”very high\” tier – currently just the Liverpool city region – households are banned from mixing indoors and outdoors, or in pubs and bars. The \”rule of six\” applies in parks and on sports pitches. Restrictions due to come into force in Northern Ireland on Friday say only two households can form a social bubble. Pubs and restaurants Sage recommended the \”closure of all bars, restaurants, cafes, indoor gyms and personal services (eg hairdressers)\”. However the three-tier system falls short of this, only requiring pubs and restaurants to close at 10pm in the \”medium\” and \”high\” tiers. In the \”very high\” tier, pubs and bars can only legally serve customers who buy \”a substantial meal with any purchase of alcohol\”. Scotland has already gone further, with all pubs and bars shut in Edinburgh and Glasgow and the areas around them, from last Saturday to October 25, although they can still serve takeaways. The Netherlands has ordered bars and restaurants to close for the next four weeks, with alcohol sales from shops banned from 8pm. Schools and universities Sage’s plan for a \”circuit-breaker\” did not mention schools, which suggests the scientists support Boris Johnson in his aim to keep them open in England at all costs. However, the Government scientists recommended that \”all university and college teaching [should] be online unless face-to-face teaching is absolutely essential\”. New restrictions in Northern Ireland will go much further by forcing schools to start their half-terms a week earlier than planned and keeping them closed from October 19 until October 30. Universities and colleges must also \”deliver distance learning to the maximum extent possible, with only essential face-to-face learning where that is a necessary and unavoidable part of the course\”.  The Guardian reported that universities in England could be locked for two weeks before Christmas, with students told to remain on campus and all teaching carried out online. The restrictions would apply from December 8 to 22, after which all students would be allowed to return to their homes for the festive period. Retail While shops were shuttered in the nationwide lockdown earlier this year, it is unlikely that all retail will be forced to close in any initial \”circuit-breaker\”. In September, Sage advised the Government that a limited lockdown, with shops remaining open but hospitality closing, could save 4,300 lives. However, the scientific advisers recommended halting close contact services, such as hairdressing and beauty treatment.  In the Government’s three tiers, retail broadly remains open across all levels. But on top of the \”baseline\” measures for the most restrictive Tier 3, some additional measures, such as shutting venues including betting shops and casinos, are listed.  When Northern Ireland embarks its four week \”circuit-breaker\”, most shops will stay open but off-licences will be required to shut at 8pm and supermarkets will be banned from selling alcohol after this time. Professional and amateur sport  It is likely that professional and amateur sport will be impacted differently by any \”circuit-breaker\”. In Northern Ireland, indoor sporting activities will be banned from Friday, while outdoor contact sports will be limited to elite athletes.  Under the \”rule of six\”, indoor team sports with more than six players have been banned since September, affecting netball, basketball and five-a-side football. Opinion seems to be split on whether to close gyms. These have

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