Boris Johnson urged everyone to “behave responsibly”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged everyone to “behave responsibly” as the next stage of the roadmap comes into force today.

With rates of Covid-19 infections hospitalisations and deaths all continuing to fall week on week, England is able to proceed with the plan to reopen more businesses and see a return to normality edge closer.

Since the roadmap began, at the start of March schools reopened and care home residents could have one regular visitor, while at the end of March outdoor sport and leisure resumed and the rule of six returned, allowing families and friends to see each other again outdoors in parks and private gardens.

Now, on April 12 the second stage of the roadmap out of lockdown will come into force, with more businesses reopening and allowing more normality to come back.

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the roadmap is “irreversible” meaning he has said there will be no more lockdowns after the roadmap is complete.

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The Prime Minister urged caution during the “major step forward” as a scientist advising the Government warned the rules must be followed to minimise a possible rebound in case numbers.

This week, shops will be able to extend their opening hours from 7am to 10pm from Monday to Saturday, to help customers avoid peak times and to ease the pressure on transport.

  • Pubs and restaurants can serve drinks and meals outdoors
  • All shops can re-open
  • Hairdressers, nail salons and other personal care businesses can open
  • Indoor gyms and sports facilities re-open for individual exercise or with your bubble/household
  • Members of the same household can take a holiday in self-contained accommodation
  • Holidays abroad are still banned
  • Keep journey to a minimum and work from home where possible

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