This time in 2020, I was just starting a short trip to the UK. Today, a year on, PM Boris Johnson outlined how England would exit from its long period of COVID lockdown.
The main points are summarized below:
UK vaccinated 1/3 of adult population and such progress has opened the door to an exit from restrictions.
Scottish schools reopened for youngest pupils, today:
English schools will reopen March 8 (for education and sport), as will care homes; outdoor sport will resume March 29:
Shops, hairdressers and outdoor facilities reopen April 12:
Fans can return to sporting events from May 17:
All restrictions to be removed by June 21: