Boris Johnson is preparing to detail the final steps of England’s roadmap out of lockdown.
At a 5pm Downing Street press conference the Prime Minister will announce the next steps on social distancing, the wearing of face masks and working from home, as well as visits to care homes.
Step 4 of the roadmap was held-over by 2-weeks to the expected date of 19th July.
Mr Johnson said:
“As we learn to live with this virus, we must exercise judgement when going about our lives”.
Praising the successful vaccine rollout, Mr Johnson said Monday’s update would “set out how we can restore people’s freedoms when we reach step four. But I must stress that the pandemic is not over and without doubt cases will continue to rise over the coming weeks,”
Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are in charge of their own coronavirus rules, and the Scottish government has suggested it may retain some basic measures including masks at its next review which is scheduled to be in August.