Boris Johnson said the re-opening of the UK will be phased as the country cannot risk losing the gains made against coronavirus. The Prime Minister unveiled schools will be reopened on Monday as well as outdoor retail and care showrooms. He added that up to six people can meet outside while observing social distancing rules but warned the public must avoid meeting inside homes of friends and families.
Speaking at Downing Street, Mr Johnson said: “I cannot and will not throw away all the gains we’ve made together and so the changes we’re making are limited and cautious.
“It’s thanks to the caution you’ve shown so far that all five met are being met.
“The result is that we can move forward with adjusting the lockdown in England on Monday.”
Mr Johnson said from Monday groups of up to six people can meet in private gardens “provided those from different households continue to stick to social distancing rules” by staying two metres apart.
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