What does this mean for the public?
At the moment, this all means that it’s even more important to stay vigilant against the virus.
It could be even easier for you to become infected with COVID-19 – particularly if you live in a tier 4 area, where the variant is growing.
Make sure to maintain your two metre social distancing, cover your face in public, and always wash your hands for 20 seconds after returning home.
The best way to avoid becoming infected – and to help eventually end all of these Covid restrictions – is to stay at home.