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Pressing the reset button ‘right thing to do’ – Professor Philip Nolan

Pressing the reset button by moving to Level 5 restrictions is the right thing to do, according to the chair of the National Public Health Emergency Team’s Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group. 

Professor Philip Nolan said signs of improvement may be seen in three weeks, but warned that things ” turn very slowly”.

He urged people not to focus on daily case count, but instead watch the weekly averages.

Nolan said the public needs to prepare to behave very differently as the country emerges from Level 5 and warned that if transmission levels rise again in January and February there may need to be more interventions.

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