Topical Questions

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons on 6th October 2020.

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Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

The level of cases matters, but so too does the direction of travel, and when the number of cases is falling—especially if it is falling rapidly—that is the sort of indicator that we will look at. One example is the action we took in Leicester a few months ago now, where we removed some of the most restrictive measures when the numbers were coming down sharply.