No. As we did with the highway map, we by no means appeared to at least one single metric to resolve when to behave.
It is very important take a holistic method and think about a variety of information.
Clearly the variety of sufferers in hospital is a crucial issue, as is the interplay with different indicators, reminiscent of the speed of improve in hospitalisations, issues just like the ratio of circumstances to hospitalisations, and the trajectory of latest circumstances.
All of these form of issues would should be factored in alongside vaccine effectiveness, waning immunity, and so on.
It’s proper to have a look at a variety of metrics and never be overly prescriptive and think about the most recent recommendation we’re getting from consultants, like Prof Whitty and others.