As coronavirus case rates and deaths continue to decline in the UK following stringent lockdown measures and a rapid vaccine rollout, the prime minister has announced his “roadmap” for how restrictions will be gradually eased this summer.
The reopening depends on four tests: that the vaccination rollout continues at pace; evidence showing that vaccines are effective; that infection rates do not cause increased hospitalisations; and that the assessment of the risks is not changed by new variants.
Boris Johnson set out the full plan to parliament on Monday 22 February, including key dates for travel.
Stay local: 29 March
The first key date for travel is 29 March, when the “stay at home” message is likely to be scrapped in favour…