U.K. – Boris Johnson all set to take England out of lockdown
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to unveil a road map for lifting lockdown restrictions in England on Monday with a “cautious” plan that will see families reunited and children returning to schools. No big bang reopening. No promises that might be broken. No immediate prospect of life returning to normal for those businesses most severely affected by restrictions deemed necessary to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.
Up to six people or two households will be allowed to meet outdoors from 29 March, the vaccines minister said. Rules will be lifted in stages and four conditions must be met at each stage.
8th March Onwards – All schools will open with outdoor after-school sports and activities allowed. Recreation in a public space – such as a park – will be allowed between two people, meaning they would be allowed to sit down for a coffee, drink or picnic.
29th March Onwards – Outdoor gatherings of either six people or two households will be allowed. It is understood this will include gatherings in private gardens. Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis or basketball courts will reopen a organised adult and children’s sport, such as grassroots football will also return.
Four weeks after first doses of he vaccine being rolled out, both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca jabs were found to cut hospitalisations with the disease by up to 85 per cent and 94 per respectively.
Source: Kuwait Today