Despite the British government opting for a three-tier system of local measures instead of a nationwide lockdown, as part of the latest action to tackle the spread of Covid-19, rumours and fears of #Lockdown2 are rife online.
Memes, criticizing the idea of another lockdown and mocking the government’s management of the coronavirus crisis, have filled Twitter this week.
Some have even named the second lockdown, calling it “The Nightmare Before Christmas".
Can any who supports this absurd idea of a "circuit breaker" lockdown answer this question: If a 3 month lockdown couldn't break the virus why do you think a three week one will work? #circuitbreaker #Lockdown2 pic.twitter.com/mje9xFtRxa— Alexander Hall (@AEHALL1983) October 14, 2020
I am READY for #lockdown2, I am taking Netflix suggestions in advance— g 👼🏼 (@itsgeebabe) October 14, 2020
The first lockdown in the UK was enforced in the end of March, with additional restrictions placed in April.
The UK government has now introduced three Covid alert levels: medium, high and very high. All levels have various forms of social distancing rules and local restrictions for workers and businesses. Brits can also check the alert level for their area on a government website.