UK news 'England won't return to tiers after lockdown' says vaccines minister last minute news
PremierLeague-News.Com- Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said the plan is a "gradual reopening of the whole of England, not regional"
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said the roadmap out of lockdown will not include a new tier system, but a gradual lifting of restrictions for the whole of England. In a series of press interviews this morning (Monday, February 22), Mr Zahawi said the focus of easing coronavirus restrictions is “steady as she goes” and revealed there would be a relaxing of rules on outdoor socialising. Prime minister Boris Johnson is due to announce his long-awaited roadmap at 7pm today. Asked if the tier system would return, the vaccines minister told LBC: “I think because the way this new variant actually took hold, which has become the dominant variant, the Kent variant, in the United Kingdom, infection rates around the country pretty much rose to similar, very high, unsustainable levels. “So the view is very much that this is about a gradual reopening of the whole of England, not regional.” CambridgeshireLive email updates: We bring the stories to you Signing up to the CambridgeshireLive newsletter means you'll receive our daily news email. It couldn't be simpler and it takes seconds - simply click here, enter your email address and follow the instructions. You can also enter your address at the top of this page in the box below the picture on most desktop and mobile platforms. Changed your mind? There's an 'unsubscribe' button at the bottom of every newsletter we send out. Mr Zahawi said the focus of easing lockdown restrictions is “steady as she goes” as he said there would be an easing of restrictions on outdoor socialising.
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. “That will be the national lockdown, of course Scotland, as you mentioned, Northern Ireland and Wales will be setting out their own road map towards reopening their economies as well. Put your postcode in the tool below to find the vaccination centre near you:
“So at the moment, the focus is very much on the steady as she goes. Outdoor versus indoor, priority being children in schools, second priority is obviously allowing two people on March 8 to meet outside for a coffee to address some of the issues around loneliness and of course mental health as well. “And then the 29th is two families or rule of six coming together and outdoor sporting activities as well.” He said the Government would “absolutely” follow the recommendations of the vaccine expert advisory committee when deciding on prioritisation for the second phase of the rollout.
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Asked about how the under-50s will be prioritised, he told BBC Breakfast: “The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) are looking at that and we will absolutely follow what they recommend. “The recommendation for phase one has been correct because it’s based on clinical assessment of who is most vulnerable to be hospitalised or have serious infection and sadly death in some cases. “So we’ll go back to the JCVI and they will make that recommendation and we will follow that recommendation.”