On Monday 14th, the Prime Minister Boris announced that he will delay his plans to lift COVID-19 lockdown restrictions by a month. Under the final stage of a plan outlined by Johnson in February, he had hoped to lift most social restrictions on June 21, meaning that pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and other hospitality venues could fully reopen. However; that much-anticipated step was pushed back to July 19.
It has also been said that the situation would be reviewed on June 28, which could allow the reopening to be brought forward, although the Prime Minister’s spokesman said that was considered unlikely.
It has also been told that the extra time will be dedicated to speed up the vaccination program.