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PremierLeague-News.Com - Matt Hancock said they want to axe social distancing-type laws that get in the way of normal life but that some rules could remain
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Certain coronavirus restrictions will be kept in place until next year, according to Matt Hancock. The Health Secretary said that the aim was to move to "personal responsibility" rather than having social distancing laws "that get in the way of normal life". Speaking about the possibility of restrictions in future at a press conference yesterday, government chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance raised the possibility of keeping certain restrictions. Receive newsletters with the latest news, sport and what's on updates from the Liverpool ECHO by signing up here He said: "It's possible that coming into next winter in particular, certain things may be necessary. "And Tony Fauci (chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden) yesterday said in the US that he thought that things like masks may be needed next winter. "I think we're in the same position that it may be necessary next winter to have things like mask-wearing in certain situations. "Hand hygiene should remain part of the norm. Making sure that if we get the sorts of symptoms that we know are associated with Covid we stay off work.
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. "And taking individual responsibility for thinking about where there's an environment in which there could be a risk particularly during the winter months, are the sorts of things that I think we should expect for next winter." Picking up on Sir Patrick's comments, Mr Hancock told Times Radio: "Patrick Vallance was clear yesterday that mask-wearing in winter is one of the examples of things that might need to stay. Find your nearest vaccination centre by entering your postcode below
"What we want to do is get rid of the social distancing-type laws that get in the way of normal life and move to personal responsibility, rather than laws dictating how all of us live our daily lives. "But, it is also clear that eradication is unfortunately not possible with this disease, so we are going to have to learn to live with it. "In the same way that for instance we live with flu, but we don't let flu get in the way of living our lives. "But we do vaccinate against it every year - in the case of flu we vaccinate those who are most vulnerable - and so I expect to have that vaccination programme as a regular feature of future life."
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