Prime Minister Boris will finally announce how the government intends to get Britain out of lockdown.
His eagerly anticipated address to the nation details how lockdown restrictions will be relaxed over the next few months.
Tomorrow’s official announcement will be at 3:30 p.m. in the House of Commons. The mirror reports.
According to the Sunday Times, the Prime Minister will then speak to the nation in a televised address at 7 p.m.
Schools have already been confirmed to reopen on March 8th – and this is high on the Prime Minister’s list due to the worrying impact of the nearly year-long disruption in parenting.
Yesterday (Saturday, February 20th) it was also announced that nursing home visitors will finally be able to hold hands with residents from March 8th.
Education and nursing homes are the top priorities for lockdown easing plans, but nothing is confirmed about what will happen in other sectors.
It has been reported that Boris could allow outdoor activities, including picnics, to resume in March.
- Outdoor meetings between two separate households could take place until the first weekend in April – just in time for Easter.
- Pubs and restaurants will reportedly have al fresco dining and drinking at Easter as well – followed by indoor hospitality, which will fully open in May.
- Non-essential retail stores could be open until the end of March, but hair and beauty salons may have to wait until the end of April to reopen.
The new roadmap for the lockdown comes after Mr Johnson pledged that every adult in the UK will be given a vaccination by July 31, two months ahead of the scheduled date.
Mr Johnson said, “I want the rollout to go further and faster in the coming weeks.
“We will now try to offer a sting to every adult by the end of July so we can protect the most vulnerable sooner and take further steps to ease some of the existing restrictions.”