Coronavirus latest news: Lifting lockdown needs to be political, says Cambridge statistician as he hails ‘extremely positive’ data
Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said the focus of easing lockdown restrictions is “steady as she goes” as he said there would be an easing of restrictions on outdoor socialising.
Asked if travelling distances to see family would be permitted from March 29, he said: “As long as it’s outdoors, and it is two families, or the rule of six, then that is what will be permitted if the four tests continue to be delivered upon.
“That will be the national lockdown, of course Scotland, as you mentioned, Northern Ireland and Wales will be setting out their own road map towards reopening their economies as well.
“So at the moment, the focus is very much on the steady as she goes. Outdoor versus indoor, priority being children in schools, second priority is obviously allowing two people on March 8…