COVID: UK alert level raised from level 3 to level 2 | UK News
The UK’s COVID alert level has been lowered from level three to two.
The change was recommended by the UK’s four chief medical officers, the Department of Health and Social Care said.
A level two alert means “COVID-19 is in general circulation but direct health care pressures and transmission are declining or stable.”
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They added: “Severe COVID cases, direct COVID healthcare pressures, direct COVID deaths and ONS community positivity estimates have declined.
“COVID remains present in the community and we may see an increase in cases with BA 4.6 and BA 2.75 circulating but do not expect this to lead to an immediate increase in hospital pressures.
“This will continue to be monitored.”
In their statement, the chief medical officers of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland added that further outbreaks of COVID are still “likely” and that people should be “prepared by being prepared vaccinate when offered”.