1. Further lockdowns are likely to be needed in some countries, or local areas of countries over the course of the next 6–9 months.
  2. Different countries will be at different stages over the next year or so, with rapidly changing travel restrictions, making planning on any international scale very difficult.
  3. Other protective measures, such as masks, ventilation and social distancing, are still essential, but there are signs that people who are vaccinated are dropping their guard, and some countries are easing protections, prematurely. This is likely to lead to new local or national flare ups.