Britain is on course to ditch the COVID-19 social distancing rule requiring people to stay at least one metre apart towards the end of next month, Boris Johnson said during a visit to the North of England
Johnson said: “I think we’ve got a good chance, a good chance, of being able to dispense with one-metre plus.”
The next stage of the government’s unlocking plans is May 17, when restrictions on foreign travel are expected to be eased, but not lifted.
Johnson struck a cautious tone ahead of that deadline.
“We do want to do some opening up on May the 17th, but I don’t think that the people of this country want to see an influx of disease from anywhere else. I certainly don’t. We’ve got to be very, very tough, and we’ve got to be as cautious as we can,” he said.