In the U.K., the plan on easing of restrictions was announced with Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying that it will be cautious but will not be turned back.
Johnson announced in Parliament that schools will re-open from the 8th March as part of the plan that will lead to the easing of Covid restrictions.
“From the 8th March, people will also be able to meet one person from outside their household for outdoor recreation, such as a coffee on a bench or a picnic in a park, in addition to exercise. But we’re advising the clinically extremely vulnerable to shield, at least until the end of March.”
Prime Minister Johnson said the government will act with caution and everything depends on the vaccination programme according to the plan.
From the 29th March, people will no longer be obliged to remain at home and may meet in groups of six or members of two households outside. Competitive sport, such as football, gold and tennis will also resume.
Non-essential shops, museums and public places may open after the 12th April, however gatherings of persons from different households are not allowed. Before the 17th May, travelling abroad will not be allowed.
After this date, up to 10,000 spectators will be allowed to attend sport games in big stadiums, groups of up to 30 persons may meet outside, while bars and pubs will be allowed to accept clients inside.
The British Prime Minister said that the last phase, which will not enter into force before the 21st June, will see the removal of restrictions of gatherings of people, entertainment places will be allowed to open and weddings will have no limits on guests.