Why there is no room for confusion with Covid-19 guidance - YEP Comment

It will come as no surprise to see Downing Street chiefs admit that their communications on local guidance for coronavirus hotspots caused “confusion”.

Thursday, 27th May 2021, 4:45 am
Time and time again this newspaper has banged the drum for absolute clarity. Pic: Shutterstock

They have now stressed that guidance will be updated to make it clear that lockdown measures are not being imposed for eight areas - including neighbouring Kirklees - considered to be hotspots for the Indian variant of Covid-19 in England.

The Department of Health and Social Care said it would instead be issuing advice to people living in affected areas.

Time and time again this newspaper has banged the drum for absolute clarity during this unprecedented public health crisis.

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People need clear instructions over what should and should not be expected of them - not backdoor policies hushed out overnight.

It is more important than ever before for clarity as the impositions on our lives continue to ease.

And one thing is for certain, we can’t afford any confusion at this absolutely crucial stage.

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