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PremierLeague-News.Com - Plans to ease lockdown set to be announced on Monday by Boris Johnson
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce that families can meet up by Easter at the beginning of April. And the PM is expected to say that non-essential shops will be able to reopen a short time after. The Prime Minister will meet ministers on Monday to discuss his plan to bring England out of lockdown. The final details of the plan are expected to involve three stages which will be agreed upon at a meeting of the 'Covid O' committee today, Sunday, February 21, according to reports. To get the latest email updates from Yorkshire Live, click here . So far we know that schools will reopen first, followed by non-essential shops and then pubs and restaurants. Non-essential shops will be allowed to open just after Easter, but hairdressers and beauty salons will stay closed for longer. The Prime Minister is expected to chair a Cabinet meeting on Monday before revealing his plan in the Commons that afternoon, followed by a press conference in the evening. Schools to reopen The government will reopen primary and secondary schools on March 8, although some scientists and trade union officials have expressed concerns about the move. There will be exemptions for schools in areas of localised high infection rates. Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty is reported to be 'very unhappy' about sending children back to the classroom so soon, while unions slammed the 'big bang' approach. Read More Related Articles Lidl's middle aisle 'has changed my shopping experience forever'ver' Care home residents can hold hands with visitors Care home residents will also be allowed to hold hands with a regular visitor from March 8, the government has announced. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he was "pleased" that it would soon be possible for people to be "carefully and safely reunited with loved ones who live in care homes". Visitors will be required to take a coronavirus lateral flow test before entry and personal protective equipment (PPE) must be worn, the Government has announced. And although the holding of hands is permitted, closer contact such as hugging or kissing is still banned. The timeline for when other restrictions will be lifted - and businesses are allowed to reopen - is hazy beyond this date. Golf and tennis to resume Outdoor exercise will be allowed from March 8 with non-contact sports such as golf and tennis to follow two weeks later.
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. Shops, hairdressers and pubs to reopen Downing Street is apparently planning on allowing non-essential shops to open their doors just after Easter. Pubs could be open for al fresco service only in April without the 10pm curfew or the 'substantial meal' rule imposed in an earlier lockdown.
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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. Non-essential shops will be allowed to open just after Easter, but hairdressers and beauty salons will stay closed for longer. Meetings indoors, probably under the rule of six, are scheduled to return in early June. It is reported that the window is to be left open on the possibility of social mixing returning 'broadly back to normal' by July. Summer holidays allowed If all adults have had a vaccine by July, then summer holidays become more of a possibility. But there will still be a 'red list' of countries requiring quarantine in hotels when Brits return. Matt Hancock has suggested that, if vaccines don't work as well on new variants, this hotel quarantine system could last into the Autumn. Find out the coronavirus rates in your street here
Tourism chief Patricia Yates of Visit Britain said the end of social distancing would be a big boost for pubs and restaurants. She said: "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. A total of 17.2million Brits have had their first dose of either the Pfizer or Astra Zeneca vaccine.
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