The UK government plans to gradually 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.
More social contacts
The decisive factor is not the scheduled times, but the data from the pandemic, said Johnson. The prime minister said that the way out of lockdown would be carefully but irrevocably taken. This is thanks to the determination of the British and the success of the vaccination campaign.
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. Social contacts are also to be allowed more than before in England from the second week of March. For example, home residents can receive visitors again.
Shops, museums and libraries should be able to receive visitors again from April 12th. 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 17th 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.