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25.02.2021

Prime Minister sets out roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions

  • Government publishes four-step roadmap to ease restrictions across England and provide a route back to a more normal way of life
  • Each step to be assessed against four tests before restrictions ease, starting with the return of schools on 8 March
  • PM is clear that the decision on each stage will be based on data not dates, and government will move cautiously to keep infection rates under control

The Prime Minister has announced the government’s roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in England.

Supported by the increased protection offered by these vaccines, the government is able to slowly and cautiously begin to ease restrictions in all areas across England at the same time, guided at all stages by data, not dates.

The roadmap, which has now been published on gov.uk, outlines four steps for easing restrictions. Before proceeding to the next step, the Government will examine the data to assess the impact of previous steps.

See more information on the GOV.UK news page.

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