The government’s “route map” is split into four stages, and will see gradual reopening of society as we knew it, alongside continued testing and vaccination roll-out schemes.
Boris Johnson told MPs in the House of Commons that the approach was “cautious but also irreversible”, with the impact of the vaccination programme replacing the need for lockdown measures.
He said a “wretched year would give way to a spring and a summer that will be very different and incomparably better”.
But with many people feeling the ‘cabin fever’ set in, what do the new plans say about travelling outside your immediate local area?
The first stage of the lockdown easing is set to begin next month, starting with the reopening of schools.
On March 29, the government plans to drop the “Stay at Home” message, meaning that it will no longer be a legal requirement to remain at home.
However, it says it will instead encourage people to stay local wherever…