Boris Johnson set to make 4 major lockdown easing announcements on Monday

Boris Johnson is expected to make announcements on holidays, vaccine passports, lockdown and social distancing in Downing Street briefing on Monday.

The PM is set to make the four big Covid announcements to bring more clarity to what Brits can expect for the summer.

Here is what to expect:


Restrictions began to ease on March 29 with outdoor gatherings allowed in groups of up to six.

On Easter Monday (April 4), the next stage is set to be announced that will open 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 said he would give businesses at least a week's notice before reopening.

Outdoor attractions such as zoos, drive-in cinemas and outdoor hospitality venues may also be opening to the public. Campsites and holidays may also re-open.

Weddings and civil partnerships can have up to 15 people attending.

Holidays Abroad

At the moment travelling abroad without a valid reason in England could land you a fine of £5,000.

Speaking at a press conference in Downing street's new media centre on March 29, the PM said he will give an update on overseas travel and the possibility of Covid passports on April 5.

He will set out how the certificates will work but is also expected to shed light on the new traffic light system, which will be in place no earlier than May 17.

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A destination categorised as green will not require passengers to get tested before their flight or a compulsory quarantine period on their return.

Measures to visit higher risk “red” countries and regions will however be much tougher – involving testing and isolation. Amber will have some restrictions which are lighter than red zones.

Vaccine Passports

According to the Sun, Ministers have concluded their discussions about how the vaccine passport system would work and will be offering more clarity on Monday evening.

They will be required to visit certain countries abroad, but it is not known if they will be required for activities domestically such as returning to the pubs or big events as they could be optional for some businesses.

However, essential buildings such as hospitals, GP surgeries and supermarkets are likely to be excluded from the scheme.

Social Distancing

The social distancing review may let businesses that use the vaccine passport system have more relaxed restrictions.

Johnson is likely to give clarity on the government's current view over social distancing as cases of Covid-19 continue to plummet.

More than 31m Brits have received their first dose of the vaccine, with almost 5m having received both their first and second.

And the UK's daily Covid cases have fallen to the lowest level since mid-September – as the infection toll increased by 3,402 today.

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