Coronavirus UK news update – Schools to return and you CAN meet friends within weeks, Boris’ lockdown roadmap to reveal

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SCHOOLS will reopen in early March and Brits will be able to meet up to five friends within a matter of weeks, it will be revealed today.

According to the UK lockdown roadmap, the first date for your diary will be March 8 when schools reopen and you’ll once again be able to meet one friend or family member in an outside space for a picnic or a coffee.

Assuming all goes well with that easing, the next major milestone will be March 29 when six people or two households will be allowed to meet outdoors, reuniting friends for the first time in months.

The same date will also see the return on outdoor sports such as tennis, golf and even football, before non0-essential shops open in April, rule of six is scrapped in June and a sense of normality with social distancing by July.

Despite the positive feeling around the roadmap, Boris will remind Brits that all steps towards easing are reliant on cases, hospital admissions, vaccinations and deaths continuing to fall.

The Prime Minister will speak in the House of Commons at 3.30pm outlining a lockdown roadmap, before making a televised announcement to the nation at 7pm this evening.

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