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Doctors and police warn of new coronavirus wave as UK lockdown weakens

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Federation warns of ‘impossibility’ of policing as medics say ‘stay alert’ line risks triggering more infections

Doctors and police reacted to the government’s new “stay alert” slogan and Boris Johnson’s lockdown-easing measures with warnings of growing non-compliance and the “impossibility” of policing.

The Police Federation, representing 120,000 rank-and-file officers, attacked a “week of mixed messages” from ministers, fuelled by media speculation, while medical experts said they increasingly expected to see a second rise in infections.

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