POST-LOCKDOWN PLAN REVEALED BY BORIS – WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE ISLAND?

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Boris Johnson has revealed his plans for life post-lockdown in the run up to Christmas, with a more stringent tier system on the way from next week.

From next Wednesday, the UK will return to the 3-tier system which controls what each county can and cannot do. This will vary in different parts of the country depending on a number of factors, including the rate of infection.

It is expected that the Isle of Wight will fall into Tier 1 as it has been indicated by Health Secretary Matt Hancock that the Island will be ‘treated as an Island’, as reported by Island Echo earlier today.

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Under Tier 1, pubs and restaurants will be allowed to stay open until 23:00 but last orders must be called at 22:00. Shops will re-open once again, alongside hairdresser and beauty salons. Gyms and leisure centres will also be allowed to re-open.

Weddings, collective worship and outdoor sports can also resume under the first stage tier and indoor performances can resume with a 50% capacity.

The Rule of 6 will come back into force from next week but the rule will be relaxed for Christmas, details of which are expected to be confirmed later this week.

It is currently anticipated that by the Spring things will start to return to normal. This will be made possible by the rollout of vaccinations, which are expected to get underway as early as the beginning of December.

A full announcement on which areas will be in the different tiers is due on Thursday – an important day in determining the outlook for the Island in the weeks leading up to and beyond Christmas.

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Richard
Richard
1 month ago

This is fine as long as we don’t get all the Tier 3 people from the mainland coming here for the pubs.

Real Islander
Real Islander
Reply to  Richard
1 month ago

“Funding for test and trace will increase to £22bn a year” That’s about 1/6th of the entire NHS budget. 44 times the amount spent on cancer research £733 for every adult in the UK £7bn MORE than the entire Police budget Johnson said “Its good value for money” What a joke and for the flu.

SRichards
SRichards
Reply to  Real Islander
1 month ago

It doesn’t work,he enjoys wasting our money on crap and withholding it from those who really need it.A true satanist

Truth
Truth
Reply to  Real Islander
1 month ago

Is it Really just for the flu???

Level Phil
Level Phil
1 month ago

It means that we can spend the night in the pub, unless we move into Tier 2, when we can spend the night in the pub, as long as we have a cod and chips as well.

Truth
Truth
Reply to  Level Phil
1 month ago

Try the Griffin, thay do a lovely Cod and Chips….

Mr justice
Mr justice
1 month ago

Didn’t Boris say, we will never go back to normal!? So all you people thinking,this will be over soon, well think again! Paying for your freedom, wasn’t part of our normal.

Flossie
Flossie
1 month ago

Thank you sir we’re ever so grateful
*doffs caps and bows*

Real Islander
Real Islander
1 month ago

Again it seems that Doris has negotiated a peace plan with covid for xmas…hurrah!!!
Watch how quickly we move from ‘having a negative test’, to ‘having a vaccine’ as being a condition of freedom.
Another conundrum: If lockdowns work, why do we need another one? If lockdowns don’t work, why do we need another one? Like the pied piper…you will follow. 🙂

SRichards
SRichards
Reply to  Real Islander
1 month ago

Oh yes.Everything is going according to plan

Seriously
Seriously
1 month ago

because this all worked out great the first time ‍♀️ when will they learn!! See you in a few weeks lockdown 3!!

Dave
Dave
1 month ago

Are they going to stop mainlanders coming here, bringing Covid withy them again… ? Any checking being done by the ferry companies…. silly to think that really as the ferry companies are only interested in money not people.. !

Scud .
Scud .
Reply to  Dave
1 month ago

Their a business .what do you expect them to be interested in ?

Tory Spaffer
Tory Spaffer
Reply to  Dave
1 month ago

Why don’t they provide these rapid tests?

Waves Davey
Waves Davey
1 month ago

Why can’t temperatures be checked when leaving and coming onto the Island?

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