Johnson wants to lift all corona measures by the end of June
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has presented a roadmap for easing corona measures. Accordingly, the lockdown in England is to be lifted in several steps every five weeks.
Dhe UK government wants to lift all restrictions on the coronavirus pandemic in England by June 21. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday when he presented his lockdown schedule in the British House of Commons in London.
The lockdown is to be lifted in several steps every five weeks. The prerequisite, however, is that the positive trends in reducing the number of infections and the vaccination campaign can be continued and that no new virus variant changes the situation. The decisive factor is not the scheduled times, but the data from the pandemic, said Johnson.
All schools in the largest British part of the country are to be reopened on March 8th. The regions of Scotland and Wales, on the other hand, are relying on the gradual opening of schools, which began this week. Also social contacts are to be allowed again more than before in England from the second week of March. For example, home residents can receive visitors again.
Next opening steps at the end of March and mid-April
From April 12th shops, museums and libraries should be allowed to receive visitors again. Pubs and restaurants should also reopen, if only for operation in outdoor areas.
Going to the cinema and staying in a hotel should be possible again on May 17 at the earliest, as well as indoor club sports. Up to 30 people can meet again for weddings or other important events. International travel could possibly be allowed again. For example, up to 10,000 people could come together in football stadiums.
The number of infections in the UK has dropped dramatically in the past few weeks. At the same time, more than 17.5 million people in the country have already been vaccinated against the coronavirus with a first dose.