Boris Johnson unveiled a four-stage opening plan in the London House of Commons.

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From June 21, all legal restrictions on people-to-people contacts can be lifted in England if the goals and criteria for curbing the coronavirus epidemic are fully met by then, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.

Johnson outlined in London’s House of Commons a four-stage government plan to relaunch the economy and social life, stressing that all elements of the criteria system, which also includes four points, must be met before each mitigation step in the draft can be taken.

As a first step in the opening plan, teaching can start in all schools in England on 8 March, and outdoor school events can also be held.

Outdoor community venues, such as parks, will also allow leisure activities from March 8, but then only two people not living in the same household will be able to stay with each other.

Those living in separate households in enclosed spaces, such as apartments, are not yet able to meet.

Also, as part of the first opening phase, from March 29, six people living in separate households, or all members of two separate households, will be able to hold outdoor gatherings, and it will also be possible to hold organized sports events for children and adults.

The second easing phase, scheduled for 12 April, could open non-essential shops, personal service businesses such as hairdressers, indoor leisure facilities, including gyms, as well as outdoor restaurants, zoos and leisure parks. and car theaters. In addition, six people living outdoors, not in one household, can be in each other’s company.

The third opening phase could begin on May 17, when indoor entertainment and catering facilities, including cinemas, pubs and restaurants, can open.

In outdoor venues, 30 people in an indoor space, not living in one household, can be in the company of each other, and it will be possible to hold outdoor entertainment events, such as concerts.

It will also be possible to hold large-scale events, such as football matches, in front of an audience, but the number of audiences will still be limited at this time. Open facilities with seating, such as stadiums, can accommodate up to ten thousand spectators or up to 25 per cent of the total capacity, whichever is smaller.

The final round of the current season of the English Premier League, the Premier League, will be held on 23 May, so these matches can be held in the presence of spectators, if all goes according to plan.

Speaking about travel, Boris Johnson said that a government working group set up for this purpose would examine the possibility of re-authorizing foreign travel for tourism by 12 April, submit its recommendations on the same day, and, in the event of favorable proposals, trips.

Under the current restrictions, British citizens are not allowed to travel abroad, except for a very small number of compelling reasons.

According to plans outlined on Monday, in the fourth opening phase, which will begin no earlier than June 21, all legal restrictions on people-to-people contacts can be lifted, all leisure facilities, including nightclubs, can be opened, domestic and international travel can be made, and large-scale restrictions on events.

To do all this, the UK government has put together a four-point system of criteria, and all four conditions must be met before any further steps can be taken to ease the restrictions.

Based on this, the process of resolving the short circuit may proceed at the specified times if the vaccination program is successfully continued, if evidence shows that coronavirus vaccines reduce the number of hospitalizations and coronavirus deaths if current infection rates are not threatened. by an unsustainable surge in the number of patients in need of hospitalization or by the absence of a new viral variant that fundamentally changes the perception of risks.

In his lower house briefing on Monday, Boris Johnson said the government’s scientific advisers said the opening would inevitably lead to an increase in the number of coronavirus infections.

However, this will happen in any case, regardless of when the short circuit is lifted, and it is not possible to maintain indefinitely the restrictions on the economy, the physical and mental well-being of the people, and the life chances of children.

That is why it is essential that opening up is a cautious but irreversible process, the British Prime Minister said.

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