From March 8, residents of nursing homes and nursing homes will be able to visit again with one chosen relative or friend. Schools are also expected to open their doors on March 8th. In addition, it will probably be possible for two households to meet outdoors and play sports such as golf or tennis.
“Our priority has always been to get children back to school, because that is very important for their education and their mental and physical health,” Johnson said. “In addition, we will make it possible for people to meet their loved ones safely.”
However, shops and bars and restaurants will still have to lock up before they can open. All other release steps will depend on the successful progress of further vaccination, the controlled epidemiological situation and the spread of dangerous new strains of coronaviruses.
Because health issues are the responsibility of regional governments, Johnson can only decide for most of the country in England. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland decide on coronavirus measures independently.
In England, a third quarantine has been in place since 5 January, with severe restrictions on movement and contact. The UK is one of the European countries most affected by the pandemic. The government has high hopes for mass vaccination. To date, over 17 million have received the first dose of the vaccine across the country. people – every third adult.
The epidemiological situation in the UK has improved significantly in recent weeks, but the number of new cases remains relatively high. 9,834 new cases were reported on Sunday.
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