Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a three-step plan to ease out of the lockdown. Contact with others outside your household should still be avoided, as should keeping two metres apart when out, while hand washing regularly should be continued.

 Step One – 13th May

Wear a face-covering in enclosed spaces
Only meet one person from outside household
Drive to open spaces irrespective of distance
Travel to work if workplace open
Avoid public transport where possible

 Step Two – Earliest 1 June

Phased return for nurseries and schools
Hope all primary pupils to return before summer
Non-essential retail to open when safe
Sport & cultural events behind closed doors
Measures to facilitate small weddings

 Step Three – Earliest 4 July

Re-open all remaining businesses including…
Hairdressers, beauty salons
Pubs, hotels
Leisure facilities including cinemas

The new measures come into force on Wednesday. However, the new guidance only applies in England – those living in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have been advised by the government to follow the specific rules in those parts of the UK. Johnson also made clear that each step would only be entered on the proviso that the data collected shows that this is viable. You can read more by visiting www.gov.uk/coronavirus