Boris Johnson announcement: What will the PM say in his speech on Monday, April 5?

BORIS Johnson is expected to give a big update on the next measures in place as England continues to ease out of lockdown misery.

The PM is tipped to reveal more on holidays, vaccine passports, lockdown and social distancing. Here is what to expect.

? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates

What time is Boris Johnson announcement on Monday, April 5?

The exact details have not been revealed.

The Prime Minister though is expected to reveal the next moves in the latest stage in reopening England as the Covid vaccine programme continues.

Johnson though is expected to make four big announcements as lockdown easing continues.

What is Boris Johnson expected to announce?

While nothing has been officially confirmed, it is expected Johnson will make announcement in four key areas.

Lockdown/Social Distancing

 Boris Johnson is due to announce whether Britain can move forward to the next stage of unlocking.

This will see pub beer gardens, gyms, hairdressers and non-essential shops reopen for the first time in months.

The PM had previously said this would be no earlier than April 12 – but he would give businesses at least a week's notice before reopening.

Outdoor venues such as zoos, drive-in cinemas and other outdoor hospitality venues will also hopefully be opening up to the public.

And campsites and holidays may also open once more, while weddings and civil partnerships can have up to 15 people attending.

Holidays

The PM will give an update on the reviews into travel abroad and the possibility of Covid passports.

He will set out how the certificates will work, but is also expected to shed light on the new traffic light system.

Summer holiday hotspots will be ranked under the lights system — letting Brits fly to "green" countries with low Covid rates and strong vaccine rollouts.

The move will see Bahrain, Dubai, Iceland, the Maldives and the US top destination wish lists, but nations with high virus cases and slow jab rollouts will require more quarantining.

Mr Johnson is expected to give the green light for hols abroad from May 17.

Under the traffic lights plan:

GREEN: Anyone returning from these countries must take a pre-flight lateral flow test at their own cost, then take a "sequencing test" within days of landing to check for new strains.

AMBER: Like green, but those entering the UK must isolate at home for ten days after arrival. They can get out after five days with a negative test paid for privately.

RED: Arrivals must isolate on their return in an authorised hotel at their own cost — as they do currently.

Vaccine passports

Ministers have concluded their work on how the vaccine certificates may work and will meet on Monday morning ahead of the announcement to decide whether to proceed.

They will be required to visit certain countries abroad, but it is not currently known how they might be rolled out domestically.

The PM stressed again last week any moves towards vaccine passports for domestic use would involve a three-pronged approach of vaccines, tests or proof of antibodies.

Only those attending mass gatherings, such as festivals or major sports events, will be required to provide proof of a jab, test or natural immunity.

Plans to include pubs and restaurants in the scheme have been ditched after MPs raised objections.

How can I watch Boris Johnson's speech?

The speech will be broadcast on BBC News, Sky News and other channels.

Viewers unable to watch live will also be able to catch-up on BBC iPlayer.

You can also follow the action through The Sun's coronavirus live blog.

Source: Read Full Article

You May Also Like