When will Lockdown be over?

In his speech on Sunday, Boris Johnson released his plans to “give people hope” in the form of his long-awaited “roadmap” for moving forward in getting Britain out of its coronavirus lockdown state.

Titled “Our plan to rebuild,” the 60-page dossier sets out a three-phase strategy for gradually lifting the current restrictions in a way to ensure the safety of all UK residents. Mr Johnson was more than eager to stress how effective they have been in reducing the spread of Covid-19. “It would be madness now to throw away that achievement by allowing a second spike.”

Mr Johnson says that to save lives, “we must acknowledge that life will be different, at least for the foreseeable future.”

In his foreword of the document, Mr Johnson says it is “a plan that should give the people of the United Kingdom hope that we can rebuild; hope that we can save lives; hope that we can safeguard livelihoods.”

To view the full 60-page document, please click on the following link https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/884760/Our_plan_to_rebuild_The_UK_Government_s_COVID-19_recovery_strategy.pdf

From Wednesday, May 27th, anyone who can’t work from home in England, such as those in construction and manufacturing, will be actively encouraged to return to work.

 Mr Johnson has said that “This increased mobility means the government is now advising that people should aim to wear a face-covering in enclosed spaces where social distancing is not always possible, and they come into contact with others that they do not normally meet, for example on public transport or in some shops.”

All industries that are open or due to re-open shortly should adhere to all government guidelines concerning PPE and social distancing for all staff members and members of the public entering places of business and places of residence.

A brief overview of the next phase of lockdown restrictions lifting-

1st June Schools reopening for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children and if all goes well further year groups will be introduced in July

8th June All International arrivals into the UK will require self- quarantine for 14 days and provide an address of where they are staying

June 15th All non-essential retailers will be allowed to re-open

4th July Re-opening on the hospitality industry and other public places

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