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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Boris Johnson addressed the nation today as the country prepares for pubs beer gardens and hairdressers to reopen. The Prime Minister was joined by England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty and chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance during the televised speech. Mr Johnson revealed the four steps on restrictions are being reduced from April 12 because four tests have been met. These are: The vaccine deployment programme continues successfully 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 Covid variants To get the latest email updates from Yorkshire Live, click here . He added the latest data shows that there's no reason to deviate from the roadmap and we will be moving onto step two from next week. The Prime Minister said: “We think that these changes are fully justified by the data, which shows that we are meeting our four tests for easing the lockdown. “But – and you know I’m going to say this – we can’t be complacent." Reporters and members of the public raised concerns about Covid passports, international travel and care home visits. Here are 9 key announcements from this afternoon's press conference. Businesses reopening next week Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a media briefing on coronavirus (Covid-19) from Downing Street Hairdressers, beauty and nail salons and indoor leisure facilities such as gyms and spas will be allowed to reopen next week. Saunas and steam rooms however will not be reopening. Hospitality venues will be able to open for outdoor service, with no requirement for a substantial meal to be served alongside alcohol, and no curfew. The requirement to eat and drink while seated will remain. The majority of outdoor settings and attractions can also reopen, including outdoor hospitality, zoos, theme parks, drive-in cinemas and drive-in performances events. Vaccine passports, known officially as vaccine certification A Covid passport system, officially called a certification system, will be developed over the coming months, and this could allow higher-risk settings to be opened up more safely and with more participants. However, certification won't only be available to people who are vaccinated. The scheme will also take into account a recent negative test, or natural immunity (determined on the basis of a positive test taken in the previous six months). Care home visits and indoor visits The number of care home visitors will also increase to two per resident, and all children will be able to attend any indoor children's activity, including sport, regardless of circumstance. Overnight stays will resume Overnight stays away from home in England will be permitted and self-contained accommodation can also reopen, though they must only be used by members of the same household or support bubble.
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. Alongside the vaccination programme, this is designed to help the country return to normality. Everyone in England will be eligible for two free rapid lateral flow tests (LFDs) per week, even if they don't have symptoms. An online service will allow you to order LFD tests to be delivered to your home. Alternatively, you can collect tests from a pharmacy or, if your employer has signed up, from your workplace. Alongside the expansion of testing, there will be improvements to the "trace" part of the test and trace system, designed to alert anyone who has been in contact with people who have been infected. You'll an alert through the NHS phone app asking you to book a test immediately if you’ve been at a venue on the same day as anyone who's tested positive. Enter your postcode for the latest Covid-19 data for your area
Parent and child groups Parent and child groups of up to 15 people (not counting children aged under five years old) can restart indoors. Funerals and weddings Funerals can continue with up to 30 attendees. Weddings, outdoor receptions, and commemorative events including wakes will be able to take place with up to 15 attendees in premises that are permitted to open. Pilots to see if spectator events are safe Events pilots will take place from mid-April to trial the system. All pilots are checking Covid status, initially, this will be through testing alone but in later pilots vaccination and acquired immunity are expected to be alternative ways to demonstrate status. Audiences will be allowed to attend a series of pilot events, and decisions about opening up more events to the public will be made depending on how successful these are. Pilot events include: Hot Water Comedy Club, Liverpool (16 April) FA Cup Semi Final, Wembley (18 April) World Snooker Championship, Sheffield Crucible (17 April-3 May) Luna Cinema, Liverpool (23-25 April) Mass participation run, Hatfield House (24-25 April) Carabao Cup Final (25 April) ACC Business Event, Liverpool (28 April) Circus Nightclub, Liverpool (30 April-1 May) FA Cup Final, Wembley (15 May) Working from home and travel People should continue to work from home where they can and minimise domestic travel where they can but international holidays are still illegal. International travel is currently banned until at least May 17, but it's still not clear whether the ban will be lifted on this date. A new traffic light system will be introduced, setting out different rules for different destinations. These are: Green countries - no quarantine required, although travellers will have to take coronavirus tests Amber countries - self-isolation on return required. Red countries - hotel quarantine required Mr Johnson said: "It's by being cautious, by monitoring the data at every stage, and by following the rules, remembering hands, face, space, fresh air, that we hope together to make this roadmap to freedom irreversible."
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