See also ‘Coronavirus: Could we get a more devastating second wave?’ [LINK]

When the current restrictions are relaxed, there will be a second wave. Future modelling will focus on the size and shape of this depending on how/when restrictions are relaxed or re-introduced.

This will remain the case until there is substantial population immunity either as a result of recovery from infection or successful vaccination.

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I think we are looking at the possibility of a third and fourth wave and it will keep coming back, so social distancing measures will be an important tool until a vaccine is developed and everyone can be vaccinated.

Dr Connor Bamford

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