This means groups of a maximum of six people from multiple households can get together outside, with a greater number allowed if the meet-up is between two households only. From March 8, people will be able to meet one person from a different household for a coffee or a picnic outside. The Government has always said it would be prioritising the reopening of schools. Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi had earlier confirmed that there would be no return to regional tiers and all parts of England will relax restrictions at the same pace.
“We’ve 1.1m people vaccinated in England and over 1.3 million across the UK, and that includes more than 650,000 people over 80 which is 23 per cent to all the over 80s in England. Over one million people have been vaccinated against the virus the PM has said. Mr Johnson previously said in the conference that one million people are now infected which is around two per cent of the population. He did add however that the numbers aren’t as high this time round due to the age of patients and NHS staff being better prepared. The numbers of people being admitted is now peaking above the number the country saw back in Spring during the first wave.
They also provided some limited social freedoms, with people allowed to meet outdoors in pairs. The plan initiated on March 8, when ministers allowed schools to reopen in the country. Today marks stage two of the first phase in the Government’s roadmap for unlocking England.
Once you’re there, put your email address where it says at the top, then click on the Echo Daily News button. The Prime Minister is expected to address the nation at 6pm this evening, as coronavirus cases continue to rise across the UK. Leeds United transfer newsThe latest Leeds United transfer rumours and stories as Whites-linked man offered deal elsewhere, Premier League scouts at Reading game and Jimiel Takunda Chikukwa set for contract. He will set out the latest data on infection rates, hospitalisations and deaths, as well as early data showing the efficacy of vaccines. Cabinet will meet virtually tomorrow morning to discuss the plan and the Prime Minister will then give his statement to Parliament in the afternoon before the televised press conference in the evening.
The Guardian says that lockdowns have triggered a surge in spending on “high-octane” online casino games and slot machines. This includes more than 90 per cent of those aged 65 and over and almost nine in ten people who are clinically extremely vulnerable. More than 21million of the most at-risk people have already received their first dose.
The MeadowsMembers of the 6VT Edinburgh City Youth Cafe were out providing assistance to young people who needed help as thousands descended on the Meadows over the Easter weekend. The PM is expected to address MPs in the House of Commons this afternoon, with the full thing to be broadcast on the BBC Parliament TV channel from 3.30pm. The PM will outline proposals for an extended bubble system which could run for five days over the festive period. Johnson will address MPs to talk through his ‘winter strategy’ and plans to roll-out a major testing scheme. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to set out further details of the four-nations Christmas plans this afternoon. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer – who faces Mr Johnson in the Commons at Prime Minister’s Questions – has said people in Leicester were “crying out” for answers and suggested the Government should have moved faster.
This will also mark the point when international travel will be allowed to resume, although this is subject to review. Restrictions on the hospitality sector will be relaxed with two households or up to six people allowed to eat or drink inside pubs and restaurants. Weddings can resume, albeit with a maximum of six guests – the same as wakes – and will no longer be limited to people in “exceptional circumstances”.
The first step of the strategy begins with the opening of schools and colleges to all pupils from Monday 8 March. The “stay at home” message will remain in place, but you will be allowed to meet one person from another household outdoors, maintaining social distancing. Mr Johnson’s four-stage plan was the ultimate aim of all coronavirus measures by Monday 21 June – although this is a best case scenario contingent on certain conditions being met. The Prime Minister announced the plan for easing the natiowide measures during an address to the House of Commons in the afternoon. The Prime Minister is then to address the nation in a televised broadcast this evening. The Prime Minister will outline how certain restrictions will end in England only.