The government's priority is to get children back in school under a careful plan to ease the restrictive lockdown measures that have been put in place to stem the new coronavirus epidemic, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said today.
“Today I will announce a roadmap that will carefully guide us out of the lockdown,” Johnson said in a Twitter message.
“Our priority has always been to get children back to school, which I know is crucial to their education and well-being. “We will also prioritize ways for people to reunite with their loved ones safely.”
Earlier, the minister in charge of the vaccination campaign against COVID-19 in Britain, Nadim Zahawi, said that schools in England would reopen on March 8 and that two families or six people would be able to meet outdoors from March 29 at in the context of the relaxation of the Lockdown measures.
“The point of view of all this is a gradual reopening of the whole of England, not a regional one,” Zahawi told LBC Radio.
“The children come first, so the priority is the schools, two people will be able to meet outdoors and maybe have a coffee together, this is also for March 8. “Then on the 29th (two families will be allowed) or the rule of six (people) and outdoor sports”, he added.