Cornwall news Boris Johnson's lockdown plan from family meet-ups to 'al fresco' pubs UK news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - The Prime Minister will make his much-anticipated announcement on Monday

Cornwall news Boris Johnson's lockdown plan from family meet-ups to 'al fresco' pubs UK news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - The Prime Minister will make his much-anticipated announcement on Monday

Cornwall news  Boris Johnson's lockdown plan from family meet-ups to 'al fresco' pubs UK news
21 February 2021 - 08:15

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The PM is expected to announce that families can meet up by Easter and non-essential shops can reopen a short time after. Boris Johnson will meet ministers on Monday to rubber stamp his 'roadmap' to bring England out of lockdown. It is expected that schools will be allowed to reopen on March 8, with non-contact outdoor sports permitted from two weeks after that. Ministers will meet on Monday to rubber stamp the PM's plan ahead of his much-anticipated speech to the Commons. Covid infection rates have plummeted since the country was plunged into a national lockdown at the start of last month, with infections down 22 per cent on last Saturday. Mr Johnson faces pressure from within his own party to ease restrictions in time for Easter, but scientists have urged him not to act too quickly and risk another waves of deaths and hospitalisations. The UK's official Covid death rate topped 120,000 on Saturday after a further 445 fatalities were confirmed. In his statement the Prime Minister is expected to confirm: Primary and secondary schools to return on March 8. There will be exemptions for schools in areas of localised high infections Outdoor exercise allowed from 8 March with non contact sports such as tennis and golf to follow two weeks later Friends and families to be allowed to meet in time for Easter, but restricted initially to two households non essential shops will be allowed to open just after Easter, but hairdressers and beauty shops will stay closed for longer pubs could be open for al fresco service only in April without the 10pm curfew or “substantial meal” rule imposed in earlier lockdown pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues will open more widely in May but customers will be limited to meeting one other household or obeying the rule of six outdoors meetings in doors, probably under the rule of six, is scheduled to return in early June the window is to be left open on the possibility of a social mixing returning “broadly back to normal” by July. Meanwhile the PM is now pledging to vaccinate all UK adults by the end of July. The PM’s new deadline to vaccinate all over-18s is months ahead of the original autumn target. And he also promises that all over-50s plus those with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk will have been invited by April 15 – two weeks ahead of schedule.

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. “The scientists have indicated that some social distancing will continue and we don’t know whether the vaccination will change that. “The end of social ­distancing would be hugely welcome, particularly for the smaller pubs and restaurants that have been really hard hit economically.” Scientists warn that international travel is still out of bounds without quarantine but travel company bosses hope the speeded-up vaccine rollout could change the outlook. Paul Charles of the PC Agency travel consultancy, who is spearheading the SOS – Save Our Summer – campaign, said: “We need to see a timetable for opening up the travel sector by May, domestically and overseas. “The PM has an opportunity on Monday to save half a million jobs and give positive outlook for travel.” Emma Coulthurst, of holiday price comparison site TravelSupermarket, said: “It’s given people hope that some form of safely-controlled overseas travel – through a mixture of vaccine certificates and testing - will be able to take place.” Jonathan Neame, chief executive of brewers Shepherd Neame – which owns 300 pubs in England – and chairman of Visit Kent, spoke of a good summer ahead and said: “I take my hat off to the Government for this incredible vaccine rollout. “It is very impressive and clearly this is the way out for us. “ Mr Johnson said yesterday: “We will now aim to offer a jab to every adult by the end of July, helping us protect the most vulnerable sooner, and take further steps to ease some of the restrictions in place.” A total of 17.2million Brits have had their first dose of either the Pfizer or Astra Zeneca vaccine.

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