Matt Hancock explains exactly when you can hug friends and family

The 60-page roadmap pulling England out of circulation has certain dates on which to allow you to hug.

According to the BBC Breakfast, hugging should be allowed “as soon as possible, no later than May 17th”.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said, “That is right and that is the same date that you can travel and stay overnight.

“That’s in step three, obviously five weeks after the changes in step two.”

He added, “We know that close contact will transmit this disease and the reason for this timing is that by then all of the most vulnerable groups will have had two shocks.”

He added, “We want to be careful until the most vulnerable groups have received both doses.”

Mr Hancock also explained exactly what the new unblocking rules mean for England when you can get together with friends and family.

The rules will change from March 8, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday, when you will be able to meet one person at a time in the open air to establish socially distant contacts.

The rules then change again every five weeks – as coronavirus infection, hospitalization and death rates continue to fall.

The next big change will come on March 29th when the rules change from “stay at home” to “stay home”.

People are then allowed to participate in non-essential trips.

Speaking to BBC Breakfast today, Mr Hancock said: “On March 29th there will still be guidance on how to stay and the law does not allow you to stay anywhere else or vacation domestically, for example

“But we can take this first step so that we have the rule of six or two outdoor households, and while we only had the rule of six before, we are proposing the rule of six or two households, such as large households or two families with two children can see each other – but outside because we know that it is safer outside than inside. “

He added, “We will then get to where people can stay the night … I hope we can get there by mid-May as suggested in the roadmap.”


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