16 April 2020 – Government sets out “five tests” for relaxing restrictions

Type of Intervention: Guidance
Sectors Involved: Education, Finance/Economy, Health
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: No. 10
SAGE
DHSC

Overview: The government sets out its “five tests” which need to be met before any significant relaxation of current restrictions.These are:
Protect the NHS’s ability to cope. We must be confident that we are able to provide sufficient critical care and specialist treatment right across the UK
See a sustained and consistent fall in the daily death rates from COVID-19 so we are confident that we have moved beyond the peak
Reliable data from SAGE showing that the rate of infection is decreasing to manageable levels across the board
Be confident that the range of operational challenges, including testing capacity and PPE, are in hand, with supply able to meet future demand
Be confident that any adjustments to the current measures will not risk a second peak of infections that overwhelms the NHS
Full details here: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/foreign-secretarys-statement-on-coronavirus-covid-19-16-april-2020

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government