The UK government is telling people to go back to their workplaces, just a day after the country registered its highest daily increase in new coronavirus cases in months.
“Our central message is pretty straightforward: we’re saying to people it is now safe to return to work,” UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said during an interview on Friday.
Your employer will have, or should have, carried out work to make your employment place Covid-secure."
Speaking to the BBC, the government minister asserted that the UK has “got the rate of infection down” and encouraged citizens to return to their offices.
However, his comments come a day after the UK reported 1,522 new cases, and the highest daily increase in new infections since June 12.
According to government data, a further 12 deaths were recorded on Thursday, bringing the UK's official coronavirus death toll to 41,477.