Boris Johnson says there’s a ‘good chance’ social distancing rules will be scrapped next month

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BORIS Johnson today said there is a “good chance” social distancing rules will be scrapped next month.

The Prime Minister suggested we could see the back of the one-metre rule on a visit to Hartlepool earlier.

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Boris Johnson said we could see the end of social distancing next month

It comes ahead of the next stage on the roadmap, May 17, which will see up to six people allowed to enter each other’s homes and two households stay overnight together.

And next month, on June 21, the country could be free from Covid restrictions, if the cases stay low.

Mr Johnson said today: “I think we’ve got a good chance, a good chance, of being able to dispense with one-metre plus.”

He also added he hoped the first foreign holidays would be allowed on May 17.

The PM said: “We do want to do some opening up on May 17th.

“I don’t think the people of this country want to see an influx of disease from anywhere else. I certainly don’t and we’ve got to be very very tough and as cautious as we can while we continue to open up.

“I think there will be some openings up on the 17th but we’ve got to be cautious, we’ve got to be sensible, we’ve got to make sure we don’t see the virus coming back in.”

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