London: England has unveiled a new four-step plan to lift lockdown restrictions by June 21, if strict conditions are met.
According to details, the plan has been devised by Prime Minister Borris Johnson who said that at every stage decisions would be led by "data not dates".
In the first phase, all schools will reopen with the permission to hold outdoor activities from March 08.
In the second phase from March 08, all schools will reopen with the permission to hold outdoor activities. All shops, gyms and outdoor hospitality would also be allowed to reopen on April 12 in England under plans set out by the PM.
The third step, which will come into effect from May 17, will allow public to hold gathering with a limit of 30 people. All cinemas, hotels, museums, music performances and sporting events would reopen but people will be asked to follow SOPs.
From June 21, under the fourth and final phase, all legal limits on social contact removed, with the final closed sectors of the economy reopened such as nightclubs. The government hopes that from this date restrictions on weddings and funerals will also be abolished.
Johnson has said that the plan can be reversible subject to the situation. The plan has come after latest data of Covid-19 vaccine suggested that the jabs are successful in controlling the spread of virus.
The country reported 10,641 coronavirus cases on Monday, alongside another 178 deaths. So far, more than 17.7 million people across the UK have been administered by coronavirus vaccine.