Boris Johnson has now announced the UK government’s next steps to ease the lockdown in the country.
Speaking at the Downing Street coronavirus daily briefing, Boris Johnson announced adjustments to schools, retail and social contact.
In addition to re-confirming the re-opening opening of schools for nurseries, reception, year 1 and year 6 on June 1st – followed by year 10 and year 12 on June 15th – the prime minister announced that from Monday (June 1st), up to 6 people will be able to meet outside provided that those from different households remain two metres apart.
Boris Johnson also announced people will be allowed to meet in private outdoor spaces, such as gardens from Monday too. He did note that people should not be in other households – other than their own – unless they are accessing a garden.
The re-opening of non-essential retail from June 15th was also re-confirmed during the briefing.
The prime minister did warn that some lockdown measures will need to be reimposed when local outbreaks emerge.