In today's COVID-19 pandemic briefing, Business Secretary Alok Sharma described five tests which would inform the government's relaxation of the lockdown rules:
there are 5 tests that must be satisfied before we will consider it safe to adjust any of the current measures.
First, we must protect the NHS’s ability to cope. We must be confident that we are able to provide sufficient critical care and specialist treatment right across the UK.
Second, we need to see a sustained and consistent fall in the daily death rate from coronavirus, so we can be confident that we have moved beyond the peak.
Third, we need to have reliable data from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) showing that the rate of infection is decreasing to manageable levels across the board.
Fourth, we need to be confident that the range of operational challenges, including testing capacity and PPE, are in hand, with supply able to meet future demand.
Fifth, and most importantly, we need to be confident that any adjustments to the current measures will not risk a second peak of infections that overwhelm the NHS.
Is there any information about how the government came up with these tests? Have they been drawn up by an advisory body such as Public Health England, or have they been drawn up by the Cabinet?