Source: BBC News
The PM says he is hoping England will return to as close to the pre-pandemic “status quo” as possible on 19 July.
Boris Johnson said he would set out in the next few days what step four of the roadmap out of lockdown – due in just over two weeks – will look like. But he added some “extra precautions” may still be needed and urged patience over the possibility of scrapping isolation for whole bubbles in schools.
During a visit to a new Nissan plant in Sunderland, Mr Johnson was asked whether measures such as social distancing and masks would be removed on 19 July. “I know how impatient people are to get back to total normality, as indeed am I,” he said. “But I think I’ve said it before, we’ll be wanting to go back to a world that is as close to the status quo, ante-Covid, as possible. Try to get back to life as close to it was before Covid…But there may be some things we have to do, extra precautions that we have to take, but I’ll be setting them out.”
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