Millions of over-50s may have to ‘stay at home’ amid second wave fears

In order to prevent England from closing down shops, restaurants and bars for a second time, millions of people could be told to stay at home should there be a second wave of coronavirus.

It’s reported that people between the ages of 50 to 70 could be given personalised risk ratings, which take medical conditions into consideration.

This “nuclear” option would extend the shielding programme to a far greater number of people in society.

Should a second outbreak take place, it’s been said Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering adopting these measures.