Boris Johnson to address the nation about lockdown tomorrow evening

Tammy HughesSun, 21 February 2021, 7:57 am

<p>Boris Johnson will address the nation about lifting lockdown on Monday at around 7pm</p> (Getty Images)
Boris Johnson will address the nation about lifting lockdown on Monday at around 7pm(Getty Images)

Boris Johnson will address the nation about easing coronavirus restrictions on Monday at around 7pm, it has been revealed.

The Prime Minister will give details about the government’s long-anticipated roadmap out of lockdown.

He is expected to say that schools will reopen on March 8, when people will also be able to meet one person from a different household for a coffee or a picnic outside.

Rules could be further relaxed on March 29 to allow six people or two households to meet outside, while non-essential retail will open before the end of April, according to the Sunday Times.

Pubs and restaurants should be able to operate indoor service by May, but could be allowed to serve customers outside earlier.

Music festivals and football matches should be allowed towards the end of May, with the introduction of rapid testing to screen fans for coronavirus.

It is not clear when travel will be allowed again but some sources have said domestic travel will be allowed at some point in April.