Boris-Johnson Released Date to Ease-Lockdown

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Boris-Johnson Released Date to Ease-Lockdown
Boris-Johnson Released Date to Ease-Lockdown

Boris-Johnson Released Date to Ease-Lockdown

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced an easing of lockdown measures from Monday, June 1, allowing up to six people to meet outside—providing members of different households continue to stay two meters apart and only meet in gardens and personal outdoor spaces.

The news are going to be welcomed by millions who haven’t been ready to see loved ones since Johnson imposed a nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19 on March 23.

The prime minister said: “starting from Monday we’ll permit up to 6 people to associate outside provided those from different households continue to strictly adhere to social distancing rules – staying two meters apart.

Boris-Johnson Released Date to Ease-Lockdown

“There is no difference associated with health risks, so we’ll now allow to people to mingle in gardens and other private outdoor spaces.

“This simply means that friends and family will be allowed to meet their loved ones – may be meeting both parents and grandparents directly.

“For so many people, I believe this would be the long awaited joyful moment.”

However, the prime minister urged people to not meet with too many others from different households in quick succession, so as to prevent the spread of the disease.

Boris-Johnson Released Date to Ease-Lockdown

Outdoor retail and car showrooms also will be allowed to open from Monday and, a fortnight afterward 15 June, other non-essential shops also will be allowed to open.

The prime minister said the changes were conditional and supported the scientific data confirming that the changes are safe.

Johnson said there could rather be further local outbreaks and therefore the brakes are going to be placed on, opening the door to more localized lockdowns.

Johnson’s announcement comes on the same day the the govt launched the test and trace scheme as a measure of easing lockdown restrictions.

Boris-Johnson Released Date to Ease-Lockdown

Anyone who develops COVID-19 symptoms, which include a persistent cough, fever or loss of taste and smell, will need to isolate for seven days. If they have had contact with others, then the remainder of the household will need to isolate for 14 days.

However, what’s changed under the new system, is that those that have symptoms should invite a test online or call to rearrange a test by calling 119, a new number set up specifically for COVID-19 inquiries.

If the person affected returns a negative result, everyone within the household can return to normal, however if the test comes back positive, the NHS Test and Trace team will get in-tuned – via text, email or call – to debate who else the person has been in close contact with.

Boris-Johnson Released Date to Ease-Lockdown

Those who are thought to be at high risk of catching the virus are going to be asked by the NHS to isolate for 14 days.

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