Boris Johnson said on Monday that new lockdown measures would be lifted in England from April 12, but warned the public against “complacency”.
Speaking at the Downing Street briefing, the PM said the country would begin the second leg of the roadmap on April 12, with non-essential outlets allowed to open alongside personal care companies such as hair salons and hair salons.
Indoor recreation facilities, including gymnasiums, and public buildings, such as libraries, will also reopen. Outdoor hospitality venues, such as pub gardens and outdoor entertainment venues, including zoos and theme parks, may also reopen in Stage 2.
“We believe these changes are fully justified by the data, which shows that we are completing our four tests to facilitate lockdown,” he said, adding, “We still don’t know how strong the vaccine shield will be when cases will begin. get up.”
Johnson also urged the public to take advantage of the twice-weekly coronavirus tests which are expected to be offered to the public from April 9, adding that many of those who test positive are not showing symptoms.
More than 31 million people across the UK have been vaccinated with their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine as of April 4, according to the latest data.
As of April 1, the seven-day moving average of hospitalizations in the UK was 3,536, up from more than 35,000 in January, added England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty.