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Boris Johnson reveals England’s lockdown relaxation plans

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The Uk has been in lockdown for some months now and the Prime Minister has appeared before Parliament to announce his plans . A 7pm national broadcast is set to follow this evening

  1. Boris Johnson is setting out his four-step plan to release England from lockdown
  2. Step one, on 8 March, will see schools reopening and two people allowed to meet outdoors for a chat
  3. From 29 March, outdoor gatherings of either six people or two households will be allowed
  4. Outdoor sports, including football, golf and tennis, will be allowed to resume from 29 March as well
  5. Step two would see shops, hairdressers, gyms and outdoor hospitality reopening from 12 April in England
  6. Also from 12 April, outdoor hospitality will resume, as well as zoos and theme parks
  7. Step three would start on 17 May with most social contact rules lifted, as well as limited mixing indoors
  8. The prime minister hopes that step four, from 21 June, would see the end of all legal limits on social contact
  9. The UK PM will also hold a televised press conference at 19:00 GMT
  10. Scotland, Wales and NI will set out their own approaches
  11. Covid vaccines have a significant impact on the risk of serious illness Public Health Scotland analysis shows
  12. In the fourth week after the first dose, hospitalisations were reduced by 85% and 94% for the Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs

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