BORIS Johnson is set to make four big Covid announcements today as he lays out England’s next steps out of lockdown.
The PM is tipped to reveal more on holidays, vaccine passports, lockdown and social distancing. Here is what to expect.
Restrictions began to ease on March 29 with outdoor gatherings allowed in groups of up to six.
But today, Boris Johnson is due to announce whether Britain can move forward to the next stage of unlocking.
This will see pub beer gardens, gyms, hairdressers and non-essential shops reopen for the first time in months.
The PM had previously said this would be no earlier than April 12 – but he would give businesses at least a week’s notice before reopening.
So today’s announcement should reveal more – and hopefully given the green light to the next phase of lockdown lifting.
Outdoor venues such as zoos, drive-in cinemas and other outdoor hospitality venues will also hopefully be opening up to the public.
At the moment going on holiday is illegal – and travelling abroad without a valid reason in England could land you a fine of £5,000.
But today, the PM will give an update on the reviews into travel abroad and the possibility of Covid passports.
He will set out how the certificates will work, but is also expected to shed light on the new traffic light system.
Summer holiday hotspots will be ranked under the lights system — letting Brits fly to “green” countries with low Covid rates and strong vaccine rollouts.