According to the insider, this could take place over the October half term.
They said: “If the current high levels of admissions for Covid continue the NHS will not be able to cope, so a firebreak lockdown is by no means out of the question.”
Following this revelation, on Tuesday, “#OctoberLockdown” began to trend on Twitter with some hopeful holidaymakers questioning the fate of their future travel plans.
One user wrote: “Just read a news article saying UK hospital admissions are not sustainable and we will have another lockdown in October?
“My holiday is booked for end of this month…should I cancel it?”
A second added: “If we have an October lockdown it is not fair to people who have book their only two weeks holiday for then like my friend who has worked all year and booked them two weeks off because it would be quieter and not busy like summer months.”
Since then, Government ministers have spoken out about the comments, with many denying all knowledge of plans for a “firebreak” lockdown at the end of October.
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