Uk prime minister Boris Johnson has urged people to “behave responsibly” as pubs and restaurants resume outdoor service as England’s Covid lockdown eases again.
The Prime Minister said it was a “major step forward” as non-essential retail, hairdressers, and indoor gyms and swimming pools return.
However, social mixing indoors remains restricted and her majesty’s Government wants to avoid a major uptick in infections with two-in-five adults still to receive a first dose of a vaccine.
Mr Johnson said: “I’m sure it will be a huge relief for those business owners who have been closed for so long, and for everyone else it’s a chance to get back to doing some of the things we love and have missed.
“I urge everyone to continue to behave responsibly and remember ‘hands, face, space and fresh air’ to suppress Covid as we push on with our vaccination programme.”
Other parts of the UK are due to enjoy more freedoms, with Wales permitting non-essential retail to reopen and travel to the rest of the UK and Ireland.