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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled his roadmap out of lockdown, with a staged resuming of activities set to lead to a total lifting of restrictions in England by June 21. Schools will kick-start the plan when they reopen on March 8. Social restrictions will then be gradually eased, non-essential shops, pubs and restaurants will reopen and life will edge back to normal in the summer. There will be five weeks between each of the four stages of restrictions being eased. The PM's "one way road to freedom" will rely on four tests to examine if it's safe to loosen up rules at each stage, including the success of the vaccine roll-out, vaccine efficacy, new Covid-19 variants and infection rates. This is what you need to know about foreign travelling, vaccine certificates, hugs, weddings, gyms, and working from the office. Find the latest news for your area: When will we be able to travel again? Staycation holidays in the UK will be possible from April 12. This is the date that self-catering holiday lets, including Airbnb, will reopen for individuals or families. Zoos and amusement parks will also reopen. Hotels and holiday parks are expected to open in the next stage on May 17. Foreign travel might resume then, too, but this will depend on a review of the safety of reopening borders which will be carried out by April 12. Until then, the requirement for arrivals from "red list" countries to quarantine in a hotel for 10 days will remain, as will self-isolation at home for all other travellers. Good news for British holidaymakers looking for sun this summer, as the government is in talks with Greek authorities about the posibility of a Greek travel corridor from the UK. Iceland is also willing to open up travel again soon, and is now issuing Covid-19 vaccination certificates to citizens in a bid to help international travel resume. The country is one of the first countries in the world to waive quarantine or testing for residents arriving back into the country if they have an international vaccination certificate. The Seychelles, Israel, and the Caribbean are currently welcoming visitors from anywhere in the world - but with protocols in place, such as requiring visitors to be vaccinated or get tested. Roadmap out of lockdown - everything you need to know Pubs and restaurants Non-essential shops and hairdressers Holidays and staycations Meeting friends and family Will I need a vaccine passport to travel? It is quite likely, as many countries will require proof of vaccination to allow visitors in. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said that he, and the government, “obviously want to make sure that Brits can fulfil that”. Boris Johnson acknowledged there were ethical issues around vaccine certificates. He, however, said that there may well be a role for certification, and the government will need to "get it right". He said: “There are clearly some quite complex issues, some ethical issues, issues about discrimination and so on, to what extent can governments either compel or indeed forbid use of such certification. “I think all that needs to be gone into so we are going to have a review of the whole issue before we come to it.” 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. When can we hug family again? Hugging people outside of your household or support bubble will be allowed from May 17. This is the same date at which hotels and holiday parks are due to reopen, and international travel might resume, too. The Government guidance advises it will remain important for people to consider the risks for themselves, taking into account whether they and those they meet have been vaccinated or are at greater risk. The guidance reads: “The Government will continually review the evidence of vaccine efficacy, including its impact on transmission. “As soon as possible, and no later than Step 3, the Government will update its advice on social distancing between friends and family, including hugging. “Until then, people should continue to keep their distance from anyone not in their household or support bubble, and keep up habits such as regular hand washing and letting in fresh air.
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." He added: "We do want to be cautious until the most vulnerable groups have had both of those doses." The risk of coronavirus spread is greatest when people are close to each other, especially in poorly ventilated indoor spaces and when people spend a lot of time together in the same room. When can weddings go ahead? The first milestone will be March 29. At this point, weddings, which have been largely unable to go ahead unless for "exceptional circumstances" for many months, will resume. Whoever, attendees will be limited to 6. Five weeks later, on April 12, weddings, receptions, and commemorative events including wakes will be able to take place with up to 15 attendees in premises that are permitted to open. From May 17, which is "step three" in the government's plan, weddings, receptions, funerals, and commemorative events including wakes will be able to proceed with up to 30 attendees. At this point, other life events will also be permitted, such as bar mitzvahs and christenings. Then, if everything goes according to plan, all limits on weddings and other life events will be removed on June 21. This will be subject to the outcome of the scientific Events Research Programme, which the government will run over the spring. The program involves working with representatives from industry and civil society to explore when and how events with larger crowd sizes, less social distancing or in settings where transmission is more likely (i.e. indoors), will be able to return safely. This includes sports events, music festivals and large weddings and conferences.
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When can we go back to the office? Working from home will continue until June 21 at the earliest. Until then, the rules that state people should go to work only if they “absolutely” cannot work from home will remain in place. But even then, many employers are expected to adopt the "hybrid" model of working remotely and in the office. The risks of returning to workplaces will be assessed in a government review ahead of this fourth and final stage on June 21. Boris Johnson said: “Our journey back towards normality will be subject to resolving a number of key questions. And to do this we will conduct four reviews." He added: “One will assess how long we need to maintain social distancing and face masks. "This will also inform guidance on working from home which will continue wherever possible until this review is complete.” The published roadmap document states that ahead of Step 4, the government will "complete a review of social distancing measures and other long-term measures that have been put in place to limit transmission". The results of the review will "help inform decisions on the timing and circumstances under which rules on 1 metre, face masks and other measures may be lifted," it adds. “The review will also inform guidance on working from home - people should continue to work from home where they can until this review is complete.” When do gyms open? Gyms, indoor leisure centres and indoor swimming pools will reopen in step two of the plan (April 12 at the earliest), “but only for use by individuals or household groups”. Group classes are unlikely to go ahead until May 17. Outdoor facilities, including outdoor swimming pools, tennis and basketball courts, will open in the second part of stage two, on March 29. People will be able to exercise with just one other person outside of their bubble. The government has prioritised outdoor exercise over the reopening of gyms. Mr Johnson said: “Outdoor activity will be prioritised as the best way to restore freedoms while minimising the risk.”