Royal Bournemouth Hospital nurse, Taylor Mott, believes there should be no pressure to remove Covid-19 restrictions.
Following Boris Johnsons plans for scrapping Plan B, Ms Mott argues that the government should consider increasing restrictions to prevent a repeat of previous outbreaks.
She said: “With hospitalisations and deaths still being high it seems almost selfish to lift the current non-restrictive measures in place.
“If anything, with deaths being the highest since February 2021 more restrictions should be considered.”
When asked what she would do in the future to prevent another surge, Ms Mott said: “I would urge the government to act earlier at the sign of trouble.
“This would prevent mass strain from being applied onto NHS services.”
The Plan B restrictions are scheduled to expire by 26th January.
This means the end of face masks, covid passes will not be necessary in venues, and working from home is no longer advised.
Ms Mott believes that the Omicron variant is meaning that the virus is more infective.
She said: “The spread of coronavirus is still growing at a rapid rate, and the restrictions in place are not slow enough to slow these down and prevent pressure on the NHS.”
When questioned on what Ms Mott think would help prevent stains in the future, Ms Mott believes: “There needs to be a heavier emphasis on recruitment, such as setting initiatives like wages for student nurses on placement or higher wages for NHS staff to encourage further uptake.”
According to the latest statistics on the government website, there has been 3,319 positive cases in BCP area within the last seven days.
This is a decrease of 23.4%.
Additionally, the number of deaths has decreased by 50% in the last seven days.