Minimise transmission within the UK.
Coronavirus is suppressed when community transmission of coronavirus in the UK is minimised. This doesn’t mean that there would be no cases, but that most new cases would be brought into the UK via people coming through UK borders. Because of this, many of the measures necessary to bring the virus under control can be lifted – thus protecting the livelihoods of everyone in the UK and avoiding subsequent lockdowns and further economic harm.
Suppression is achieved when the number of new cases in England is no more than 10 new cases per million population per day, over a seven-day rolling average. Measures that would be in place when coronavirus is suppressed in the UK include: