Boris Johnson News – 7 key details you may have missed in Boris Johnson’s lockdown roadmap speech
The nation is today taking stock of all of the details revealed in the Prime Minister’s roadmap out of lockdown.
Boris Johnson yesterday revealed his cautious plan out of lockdown in both Parliament and in press conference to the nation.
He stressed that the four step plan will be governed by “data not dates” – but there are now four key steps in place, with a view of the nation being free from restrictions by June 21.
But after each step, the government will look at the data to ensure moving onto the next one is the right thing to do – and this will be defined by four crucial tests.
There were many headline grabbing points in the four step plan, but it also contains some key hidden things you may have missed in the excitement to take it all in.
1. All children return to school on the same day. All children will go back to schools and colleges in England on March 8.
2. Children of secondary and college age will be routinely tested for Covid-19 twice a week, the government has confirmed.
3. ‘Stay at home’ orders switch to ‘stay local’ messaging from March 29, with the rule of 6 applying from then.
4. The rule of 6 applies to private gardens.
5. Pubs can open in April – but you cannot go inside until May. Pubs, bars and restaurants can reopen from April 12, but customers will have to sit in a beer garden or sit at an outdoor table.
6. The ‘Scotch Egg’ rule is dead, you won’t have to have a substantial meal to drink in a pub.
7. There will also be no curfew either, so the previous 10pm closure times have stopped.
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Boris Johnson News - 7 key details you may have missed in Boris Johnson's lockdown roadmap speech
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