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The Prime Minister is seeking to avoid controversial lockdowns after some scientists warned a “firebreak” could be needed this autumn.
The Covid blueprint for England is expected to come in tandem with announcements from the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisation (JCVI) on booster jabs and from the chief medical officers on the vaccination of schoolchildren aged 12-15.
He is expected to emphasise it is time to “learn to live with Covid forever” as the plan is revealed.
The legislation gives authorities and police powers to regulate public gatherings, close premises, and force people to self-isolate.
They also include powers for the Health Secretary to shut down individual events, gatherings, shops or restaurants if they pose a particular risk.
Number 10 has hopes the flu jab rollout will take away from the mounting pressure on the NHS.
The JCVI is understood to be in favour of an autumn programme of booster jabs.
The panel was on Thursday shown interim findings of the Cov-Boost study.
It studied the efficacy of vaccines given as a third dose to people who had previously been administered with two AstraZeneca or Pfizer jabs.
The JCVI had already approved third injections for about 500,000 clinically very vulnerable adults and older children.