Boris Johnson is unveiling his long-awaited roadmap out of lockdown at 3.30.

Follow live updates here ⬇️…
The four steps will roughly correspond to the months of March, April, May and June.

Watch live here ⬇️

March 8 marks the first of these stages, with all schools reopening, while organised outdoor sport will be permitted from March 29
One of the four data “tests” he will announce will be based on infection rates linked to NHS capacity. That means that Covid case numbers rising will not necessarily stop the reopening, but cases rising so high that the NHS risks being overwhelmed would lead to a pause
The other three "tests", which need to be passed to move forward with reopening, are:

📌 The vaccine rollout going as planned
📌 Vaccines reducing hospitalisations and deaths
📌 New variants not creating big unforeseen risks
Currently in England new cases are at around 130 per 100,000 and the R-rate is between 0.7 and 0.9
MPs get a sneak peek of Boris Johnson's roadmap plan
The roadmap, which is close to 60 pages long, was signed off by key cabinet ministers on Sunday
March 8 is the first milestone date…
From March 29 the number of people who can meet outside will increase…
The pub curfew as well as the requirement to serve a "substantial" meal with alcohol, have been scrapped…
The current raft of tough travel restrictions will remain in place until mid-May…
Sunday league football, golf and tennis can resume during step one of the easing of restrictions…
Domestic holidays will not be permitted until Step 2 of the strategy is introduced…
A review will investigate how testing and/or vaccination could be used to establish if people have a lower risk of Covid transmission…
A maximum of 1,000 theatre-goers will be allowed to attend shows as restrictions on indoor events remain the strictest…
In Step 4 there will be no legal limits on social contact at weddings and funerals…
All non-essential retail will reopen in April as part of Step 2 of the Government's roadmap out of lockdown…
Boris Johnson confirms the "stretching target" of vaccinating every adult by July 31, alongside the roadmap
More than a third of adults in some parts of England have now received their first dose of the Covid-19 jab…
More than 26.11% of the UK population has been vaccinated.

Use our live tracker to see the latest vaccination figures for your area ⬇️…
Follow the number of Covid-19 cases, deaths and tests in the UK with our tracker ⬇️…
Follow the number of Covid-19 cases, deaths and tests globally with our tracker ⬇️…
Political Editor @benrileysmith summarises the key points of England's lockdown roadmap ⬇️

Step 1, Part 1: March 8

📌 Schools 📌

All primary and secondary schools will open
Testing is expected both at school and at home
Initially pupils will be expected to wear face masks
School sports will return, both indoor and outdoor
‘Wraparound’ childcare will be able to resume
📌 Care homes 📌

Residents will be allowed to have a single visitor
That individual can visit repeated times
The visitor and resident will be allowed to hold hands
The visitor must have a negative test result and wear PPE
📌 Socialising 📌

One-on-one meetings will be allowed for socialising
Coffee on a park bench or a picnic will be permitted
Step 1, Part 2: March 29

📌 Socialising 📌

Six people from six households will be able to meet outside
Alternatively, two households, who may total more than six people, will be allowed to meet in gardens
'Stay at home' guidance will be dropped
Travel restrictions will be eased
📌 Sport 📌

All outdoor organised sports for adults and children will return, including golf and football
Indoor sports will still be off limits
Step 2: April 12

📌 Shops and pubs 📌

All non-essential shops will be allowed to open
Pubs and restaurants will open outside
There will be no curfews or requirement to serve a meal with alcohol
Pubs will be allowed to serve takeaway pints
📌 Holidays 📌

One household will be allowed to stay overnight in the UK
‘Self-contained accommodation’ will be available to rent Hotels and B&Bs cannot reopen
📌 Hospitality, culture, health & beauty 📌

Hairdressers and nail salons will be able to open
Museums and libraries will be able to operate
Outdoor hospitality venues like zoos and theme parks can open
Gyms can open but you cannot attend with people outside of your household
📌 Weddings and funerals 📌

The limit on the maximum number of attendees at weddings and wakes will rise from six to 15
There will be no change for funerals, to which 30 attendees are already allowed
Step 3: May 17

📌 Socialising & hospitality 📌

Groups of up to six people and two households will be allowed to meet indoors
Pubs and restaurants can open indoors with table service
📌 Holidays, health & entertainment 📌

Hotels and B&Bs can open
Indoor sports and gym classes can resume
Cinemas and theatres can open with restrictions
📌 Indoor & outdoor events 📌

Normal outdoor events can open for up to 4,000 people or 50% of the venue capacity
Normal indoor events can open for up to 1,000 people or 50% capacity
For huge outdoor seated venues up to 10,000 attendees will be allowed or 25% capacity
📌 Weddings, funerals & life events 📌

Weddings, receptions, wakes, funerals, and other life events like Bar mitzvahs and christenings will be allowed to be attended by up to 30 people
Step 4: June 21

📌 Day-to-day life 📌

This will be as close to normal as possible
There will be no attendance limits on weddings and funerals
Big venues such as nightclubs will finally reopen
📌 Four reviews 📌

There are four reviews that sit below the roadmap. They are designed to find answers that right now the Government feels it cannot give. Topics include:

International travel
Social distancing measures
Domestic Covid vaccine certificates
Large events
Everything you need to know about the Government's lockdown roadmap ⬇️…
Hairdressing salons in England have been closed since 5 January…
Since January 5 exercising has been limited to one outdoor excursion a day…
Non-essential retailers are currently shut, together with gyms, hairdressers, sports facilities and pubs…
From March 29 the "rule of six" will be reintroduced outdoors…
"All the evidence shows that classrooms are the best places for our young people to be and that's why I've always said that schools would be the last to close and the first to reopen" - Boris Johnson…
Masks have been recommended for use during lessons if social distancing cannot be maintained…
From March 29, six people or two different households can meet outside…
April 12 is the earliest pubs and restaurants are allowed to open, providing they offer outdoor and table service…
Currently people are allowed to exercise outdoors with one other person outside of their household in the local area…
University courses which require practical teaching and on-site assessments will welcome students back from March 8…
“Social distancing is difficult and damaging for businesses and, as a result, it is important to return to as near to normal as quickly as possible"…
From March 8 visitors will be allowed to hold hands with care home residents…

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