Uk News Here's when the lockdown measures in England will end, according to the Government roadmap United Kingdom news
PremierLeague-News.Com - The Prime Minister unveiled the roadmap towards lifting restrictions in an announcement to MPs on Monday 22 February
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! England entered a third period of national lockdown restrictions to replace the four-tier system at a time when Covid cases were rising at an alarming rate.The rules were announced by Boris Johnson on Monday 4 January, and were enshrined in law two days later ahead of a retrospective Commons vote. Read More Lockdown roadmap explained: All the key dates in Boris Johnson’s announcement on when Covid rules will endThe i newsletter latest news and analysisEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription. Under the measures people are only allowed to leave their homes for certain specific reasons, with schools closed to the majority of pupils and all non-essential businesses closed in an attempt to ease pressure on the embattled NHS.On 22 February, with the coronavirus infection rate in England decreasing and the vaccine roll-out continuing on schedule, the Prime Minister unveiled the roadmap towards lifting restrictions.Boris Johnson announced the restrictions on 4 January, two days before they were enshrined in law (Photo: PA)When will lockdown end?In his announcement to MPs, followed by a press conference to the nation later in the evening, Mr Johnson outlined a “cautious” four-stage plan with the ultimate aim of lifting all measures by 21 June.The first step of the strategy begins with the opening of schools and colleges to all pupils from Monday 8 March. The “stay at home” message will remain in place, but you will be allowed to meet one person from another household outdoors, maintaining social distancing.Weddings can resume, albeit with a maximum of six guests – the same as wakes – and will no longer be limited to people in “exceptional circumstances”.From 29 March, the Rule of Six will return outdoors. Groups of larger than six from a maximum of two households will also be allowed to meet.Outdoor sport and leisure facilities, such as golf courses and tennis courts, will be allowed to reopen, and organised outdoor sport can resume for children and adults.The second step will follow at least five weeks later, coming no sooner than 12 April.This will mark the reopening of all non-essential retail, while hospitality businesses like pubs and restaurants can open to outdoor customers.Hairdressers and other personal care businesses will be allowed to welcome customers once more, while gym and indoor leisure facilities can open, albeit to household groups.Self-contained holiday accommodation without shared indoor facilities – such as camp sites and self-catering cottages – will reopen then. The numbers permitted at weddings will increase from six to 15 and the numbers at funerals will go up to 30. Most social contact rules, such as the Rule of Six, will be lifted outdoors in the third step, which is pencilled in for 17 May, again after a five-week period, with gatherings of up to 30 people allowed. Restrictions on the hospitality sector will be relaxed with two households or up to six people allowed to eat or drink inside pubs and restaurants. Venues such as cinemas and theatres will be allowed to open then, along with the rest of the accommodation sector, such as hotels and bed-and-breakfasts. Some large events will also be allowed to resume.
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.This will also mark the point when international travel will be allowed to resume, although this is subject to review.The fourth and final phase, which the Government hopes will take place on 21 June, will see all restrictions lifted. That could allow venues that have been shut since last March – such as nightclubs – opening their doors again. All other restrictions on large events such as musical festivals would end at this point, as well as any limits on numbers of weddings and funerals. As the four-step plan is the way out of what the PM wants to be the final lockdown, four tests must be met before each stage is triggered:the vaccine deployment programme is continuing successfully – including the flow of supplies;evidence shows vaccines are sufficiently effective in reducing hospitalisations and deaths in those vaccinated;infection rates do not risk a surge in hospitalisations which would put unsustainable pressure on the NHS;the government’s assessment of the risks is not fundamentally changed by new “variants of concern”.New lockdown measures were brought in around the UK at the start of 2021 (Photo: Getty Images) Read More Lockdown rules: Covid restrictions on work, education, leaving the house and more in England explained What are England’s lockdown rules?The lockdown is enshrined in law and police can take action if people leave home without a reasonable excuse.A full guidance to the restrictions in place can be found here, but here are the key measures at a glance:
People must only leave the house for limited reasons, such as shopping for necessities such as food and medicine, providing care or voluntary aid, or medical reasons.Exercise will be allowed – preferably limited to once a day – with members of your household or support bubble or one other person from another household.People will be able to go to work if it is impossible to work from home, such as those in the construction sector or who are critical workers. All others must work from home.All primary and secondary schools and colleges move to remote learning, except for the children of keyworkers or vulnerable children, but early years settings such as nurseries and childminders can stay open.University students will not be allowed to return to campus and will be expected to study from home.Places of worship can remain open for individual prayers and communal worship, but weddings and civil partnership ceremonies are allowed only in exceptional circumstances,All non-essential shops, hairdressers and personal care salons must close, although supermarkets, pharmacies, off-licences, builders’ merchants and garden centres are among businesses which can stay open.Restaurants and other hospitality venues can continue with delivery or takeaway (excluding alcohol) – cinemas, skating rinks and bowling alleys must remain closed.Those who are clinically extremely vulnerable and who were previously told to shield should stay at home and only leave for medical appointments and exercise.Visits to care homes can take place only with “substantial screens, visiting pods, or behind windows”.Playgrounds can stay open but gyms (indoor and outdoor), tennis courts, swimming pools and golf courses must close, and outdoor team sports will not be permitted – although the Premier League and other elite sports can continue.The buying and selling of houses can continue, but people should not ask others outside their support bubble to help them move.Overnight stays outside support bubbles and holidays in the UK and abroad are not allowed, including staying in a second home or caravan.
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