Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been the target of intense speculation over the last few weeks over what steps will be taken to ease lockdown measures in England. The roadmap, which covers the next four months, will also be published on the Government’s website for all to read. Ministers in Government have emphasises that easing of restrictions won’t happen overnight, but rather in a cautious and gradual way.
Couples who don’t live together have been one of the groups who’ve suffered most during the lockdown.
Due to lockdown restrictions, which state no indoor mixing whatsoever, a number of people have likely missed out on months with their loved one.
Although support bubbles have been allowed to continue, you’re only eligible to form one if you live alone, your household includes a child under the age of one, or if you’re a single adult living with one or more children under the age of 18.
And things have been even worse for couples living far away from each other, who haven’t even been able to meet for a socially distanced walk.
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When can I see my boyfriend or girlfriend again?
The Prime Minister has addressed the House of Commons this afternoon on how the Government will look to ease restrictions over the coming months.
The good news is, couples won’t have to wait long to see their other half.
As is understood, indoor mixing will be able to resume for households on May 17.
Indoors, people will be allowed to mix in groups of six, or two different households, which is great news for families and couples eagerly anticipating when they can spend time together again.
The ‘rule of six’, which was in place while the Tiered system was used in the UK, will be making a comeback.
Socialising in parks will start again on March 29, on an outdoor basis meaning people who want to mix should do so in parks and other outdoor settings.
The further easing of restrictions coincides with the Easter half term for schools.
The Prime Minister said from June 21, at the very earliest, all remaining restrictions on social contact could be lifted.
Larger events will be able to go ahead, in good news for spectator sports and other outdoor activities, while nightclubs will finally be able to reopen.