Boris Johnson is getting ready to announce his “roadmap” out of England’s lockdown that has been in place since Jan 5.
Various easements contained within the doc have already been signed off, together with full reopening of colleges, a restricted resumption of care dwelling visits indoors, socialising with one different particular person outside and the later mixing of two households in parks.
Nonetheless, following per week of intense hypothesis over the pace and scale of unwinding restrictions, senior Downing Road sources have careworn that the blueprint won’t be finalised till the afternoon of Sunday Feb 21 on the earliest.
Hypothesis is rife as to which different measures might be eased.
Regardless of the dedication to maintain the main points below wraps, The Telegraph has been advised that the roadmap can be divided into no less than 4 “steps” or phases, spaced roughly a month aside and working till no less than the top of June.
Here’s a have a look at the way it would possibly pan out.
When will the announcement be made?
The Prime Minister will reveal the plan on Monday, Feb 22.
He’ll then tackle MPs shortly after 3pm, and 4 hours later the nation in a press convention from Downing Road.
How is the Authorities approaching the easing of restrictions?
Mr Johnson stated his roadmap would come with dates “if we presumably can”, explaining they are going to doubtless be goal dates “by which we hope we will do one thing on the earliest”.
The Prime Minister’s feedback comply with calls for from backbench Tories for larger readability, as Mr Johnson stated the roadmap could be “cautious however irreversible”. Nonetheless, he careworn that coronavirus charges would have to be “actually, actually low” earlier than restrictions might be eased.