FAMILIES face a ban on indoor get-togethers amid proof they are to blame for the spread of coronavirus.
Boris Johnson is poised to burst the “bubble” system which allows separate households to meet under one roof.
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The PM was told by scientific advisers too much mingling between family groups is the main cause of an alarming rise in infections.
He is now considering a range of tough actions after being warned the “second spike” has already started.
Government nerves are jangling that the unlocking procedure may have to be thrown into reverse — just weeks after it started.
A more severe regional lockdown may be imposed in a wider area of North West England, where infection rates are at their highest. But another option is a ban on bubbles, which allow up to 30 people from two households to meet indoors except for in the North West.
A source said: “We want to avoid a second national lockdown at all costs and a lot will depend on how we can keep a lid on things.” Mr Johnson slammed the brakes on the easing of restrictions on Friday after receiving new data from the Test and Trace system.
The Sun Says
BRITAIN is in a very different place to where it was just two weeks ago.
Then Boris Johnson was predicting near normality by Christmas and we could see fairy lights at the end of the tunnel.
Since then the Government has been forced to slam on the brakes, with last-minute restrictions on holidaymakers and local lockdowns in large parts of the North.
And there is more pain to come over fears a second spike has already started.
Government scientists know the virus is mainly being spread by friends and relatives meeting up in their homes.
So a fresh ban on indoor get-togethers cannot be ruled out.
The irresponsible behaviour of Covidiots like former England star Paul Scholes illustrates the scale of the problem.
Hosting an overnight house party in a high-risk lockdown area is not an example we want young people to follow.
Suggestions that many who don’t speak English haven’t even been informed of the restrictions because of lack of translations is also appalling.
Tory peer Baroness Verma today claims thousands in Leicester have never been sent information on the pandemic in their own language.
If true, this is a disgrace.
Politicians find the money to translate election leaflets when chasing votes.
Safety advice must be spelled out loud and clear in every language whatever the cost.
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The biggest cause of infection was people visiting or inviting visitors to their home.
Another option being considered is for sick, elderly and vulnerable people to be ordered to stay at home.
Meanwhile, No10 denied claims the full re-opening of schools is under threat. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said: “Seeing schools fully open next month continues to be my top priority.”
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