The Prime Minister will reveal the UK Government’s roadmap out of lockdown later today, Monday Feb 22, including when families might be reunited, schools opening and care home residents will be allowed visitors.

Mr Johnson has stressed the need for progress to be gradual and “one way”, but is concerned that the hospitality sector  carries an extra risk of transmission.

This srticle suggests that March will bring the return to school for all ages, care home residents will be able to have a single visitor after having a Covid-19 test and wearing PPE, andthat people will be allowed to meet one other person outside in public spaces to socialise rather than just to exercise.

At the end of the month, the previous ‘rule of six’ is predicted to return, allowing six people from up to six different households able to meet outside, and some organised outdoor sports will be allowed with teams of six or fewer.

In April, non-essential shops will probably re-open, along with outdoor serving for pubs and restaurants. Wales could be open for tourism by Easter, but not England. May could see pubs and restaurants serve indoors, and possibly hairdressers open, although these dates could yet slip, while June or July could see the hospitality and “staycation” given the go-ahead to reopen with social distancing in place.

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