Boris Johnson reveals the route out of England’s coronavirus lockdown with some restrictions lasting into June

SourceBusiness Insider
CountryMiddle east

Coronavirus restrictions on meeting people indoors will continue in England until the final week of June, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said, as he revealed the staged timeline for relaxing lockdown measures across the country. The prime minister told the UK Parliament that his roadmap would guide "us cautiously but irreversibly towards regaining our freedoms while doing all we can to protect our people against COVID." He added that he hoped it would be a "one-way road to freedom."  Under the plan, which will be subject to periodic review and dependent on the continued success of the country's vaccination program, all children will return to school from early March with mixing in groups outdoors allowed from the end of March. Indoor mixing will remain illegal until May 17 at the earliest, when hotels and other hospitality venues will also be allowed to reopen. Some legal restrictions will remain until June 21 however, when Johnson's government hopes to lift all remaining legal restrictions. March 8: more...