Covid - 19: England will gradually loosen lockdown restrictions from March 8
Updated: 2 days ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he hoped for a return to near-normal in England by the end of June by presenting his strategy for exiting lockdown, which will begin with the reopening of schools in early March. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson presented his plan to get England out of lockdown on Monday, February 22.
England is one of the hardest countries in Europe hit by Covid-19 with more than 120,000 dead, the United Kingdom went into for the third time at the beginning of the year in the face of a spike in covid cases due to the threat of a new variant of the virus which has overwhelmed health care facilities in the country.
In England, the most populous nation with 56 million inhabitants, schools will be the first to benefit from the relaxation of restrictions, with a reopening scheduled for 8 March.
From March 29, the stay-at-home rule will be lifted and outdoor gatherings, limited to six people or two different homes, will be allowed. Non-essential shops, hairdressers, pubs – but only outdoors – and museums will have to wait until April 12. Cinemas, hotels, stadiums (with a maximum of 10,000 people), Hotels, and restaurants (indoors) will follow on May 17.