Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to hold a Downing Street press conference at 5pm on February, 15 2021 after the UK hit its 15m vaccine target two days early.
Seeing as the UK hit its 15m vaccine target two days early, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to hold a Downing Street press conference at 5 pm February 15, 2021.
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The PM is due to unveil his roadmap out of lockdown on February 22,2021 after studying data on how vaccinations are impacting Covid cases and deaths over the next few days.
Boris Johnson is expected to tell the people about the impressive vaccination programme and detailed plans to vaccinate 32 million adults by the end of April.
Boris Johnson shared a video on social media last night hailing the Herculean efforts of the army of volunteers and medics vaccinating the nation. He said: “They are really going gangbusters – shooting the lights out.”
The PM has already stated that he hopes that all primary school pupils will return to class on March 8. Insiders have also indicated that all secondary school students could return around the same time.
Covid vaccines are offering two-thirds protection after just one jab according to positive early statistics. This has boosted hopes that families might be able to meet outdoors next month.
From March 8, adults might be permitted to meet with one person outside their household outdoors. It is understood that social distancing restrictions could be eased further with the return of the Rule of Six outdoors by the end of next month.
Non-essential shops will be the next part in easing lockdown and might reopen by Easter. Simultaneously, pubs and restaurants will re-open for al fresco table service. The much-debated 10 pm curfew and substantial meal rule that left punters and landlords confused are set to be scrapped. Venues may then be allowed to reopen as early as May.
The regional tiers system will not return as restrictions will be relaxed on a national level.
Over the weekend, the Prime Minister said: “I’m optimistic, but we have to be cautious. Our children’s education is our number one priority, but then working forward, getting non-essential retail open as well and then, in due course, as and when we can prudently, cautiously, of course, we want to be opening hospitality as well.”