When is the next UK lockdown update? – The Sun

SINCE March 23, the UK has been on lockdown as part of the Government's bid to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Although some restrictions have since been eased following a review, other directives such as the closure of schools and non-essential shops are still subjected to further updates from the government.

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When is lockdown being reviewed again?

According to the law which brought about the lockdown, the Government must review restriction measures every three weeks.

The last review was on May 7, with Boris Johnson making changes on May 10.

This means the next review could be held in the week beginning May 25.

What can we expect in the next review?

The Government's next review is expected to clarify the status on a number of restrictions put in place as a result of the coronavirus lockdown.

Brits will be expecting to learn whether restrictions will be relaxed and how the country is being led to a level of normality.

Among the measures which could be given further clarity after the next review are:

  • The reopening of schools.
  • When Brits can go back to work.
  • How the lockdown and coronavirus has impacted the economy and what is being done to tackle it.
  • When non-essential shops and facilities such as gyms, pubs and restaurants can reopen.


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What are the current restrictions?

Following the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson's speech on the lockdown rules on May 10, things were slightly eased in England.

People are still urged to work from home for the "foreseeable future", however those who cannot do so are allowed to travel to work if their workplaces are open.

These include people who work in the food production industry, construction workers and those who partake in scientific research.

This rule does not apply to hospitality workers employed in cinemas, pubs and restaurants. They must remain shut until a later date.

Public transport must be avoided, according to the new lockdown rules, although reports have shown packed buses and trains in parts of the country.

Brits are now allowed to meet people who are not members of their household, providing they follow social distancing guidelines.

Funerals are still allowed to go ahead with a limited amount of attendees, of immediate family members.

The rules on exercising have also been changed with people now able to take "unlimited" outdoor exercise.

With the approach of summer, people are also now able to go to the park to sunbathe and must follow social distancing measures.

When did lockdown start?

The Government announced the lockdown on March 23.

In an unprecedented move, Brits were ordered to stay at home with the exception of key workers, while non-essential shops and facilities such as restaurants, gyms and pubs were instructed to shut.

Schools were also closed as a result of the lockdown rules.

The restrictions were due to last for three works but were extended following review and advice from various communities and departments.

Lockdown measures are expected to last into June and may go beyond that, following guidelines by the government.

Social distancing rules are however, expected to be in place beyond that.

Mr Johnson has indicated that he wants the UK to resume "near normality" by July.

He has said this would depend on whether the public abides by the new lockdown rules.

Measures are currently being eased in phases with the final steps being the reopening of non-essential businesses.

The earliest these final steps will be taken is July 4, according to the Government's 50-page action plan for leading the country to a "new normal".

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