United Kingdom extends virus lockdown until at least June 1: PM

United Kingdom extends virus lockdown until at least June 1: PM

United Kingdom extends virus lockdown until at least June 1: PM

He said that starting Wednesday, a restriction limiting outdoor exercise to once a day will be lifted and that people will be able to take "unlimited amounts".

-Can I visit my extended family or friends?

Couples and friends living in different homes will be able to meet up in parks in England for the first time in nearly eight weeks, under new lockdown rules.

Because of this, new lockdown rules state that "as well as exercise, people can now also spend time outdoors subject to: not meeting up with any more than one person from outside your household; [and] continued compliance with social distancing guidelines to remain two metres (6ft) away from people outside your household".

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on the Today programme that you could meet both parents "as long as they stayed 2m apart".

Can I go back to work?

"If you are symptomatic, if you are covering coughing and spluttering, you should not be out and wearing a non-medical face covering is not an excuse to do something that would be risky".

An annexe to the document says people are unlikely to get infected if they walk past somebody in the street, but they should avoid standing face to face with somebody where possible, with standing side to side offering a lower risk.

Can I drive elsewhere to enjoy the outdoors?

People are not allowed to cross the border to Wales or Scotland for leisure activities if different restrictions are in force.

There are growing demands from his own MPs to get the economy moving again, particularly after the Bank of England predicted a 14-percent slump in British GDP this year.

Outdoor facilities like tennis and basketball courts and golf courses can be made use of, but outdoor gyms, playgrounds and public pools remain off-limits.

Scientific advisers are now examining if it is safe to change the rules to allow one household to expand and include one other household in the same group or "bubble".

He told a press briefing on 30 April, "Sage also did point out quite rightly that there are dis-benefits potentially from using face masks in that way, first of all the risk that face masks could leach from public sector and hospitals in particular into the community".

Mr Johnson's stern message even prompted satire.

The next step after that, at the earliest by July, would be an aim to "reopen at least some of the hospitality industry and other public places, provided they are safe and enforce social distancing".

The second phase of the plan would see primary schools and shops start to reopen from June 1, while step three may allow open-air cafes to resume trading in July.

Secondary school pupils sitting exams next year will be given an opportunity to see their teachers before the end of term but there are now no immediate plans for other secondary pupils to return to school before the next school year.

- The Government's ambition is that all primary school children will be able to go to school for a month before the summer holidays.

Workplaces would receive guidance on how to become "Covid secure", Mr Johnson added.

Johnson also said it will "soon be the time" to require a quarantine period for airplane passengers coming into the UK.

- Worldwide travellers will be asked to quarantine for 14 days when they enter the country, either in accommodation of their choice or provided by the Government if there are no other options.

A joint statement from Downing Street after the address said Mr Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron had agreed quarantine measures would not apply between France and the United Kingdom "at this stage" for the "management of our common border".

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