We will not suddenly discard our face masks, or ignore social distancing dictates
The first stage of the easing of Covid-related restrictions began here in the UK last Monday. Non-essential shops, gyms, hairdressers, and pubs and restaurants serving food and drink outside, have finally re-opened for the first time since December.
There are still two further stages to go in the government’s planned “roadmap” out of the lockdown. If all goes well, on May 17, cafes and bars will be able to serve food indoors and theatres and cinemas will re-open for public performances. Then on June 21, all remaining restrictions on our freedom to meet who we want and to go where we want will be completely removed. Normal life will return once more to the UK.