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UK announcement on plans to bring UK out of lockdown

Today marks the formal 3-week deadline for the Government to review the coronavirus lockdown measures. Although the review will be taking place today, an announcement on the plans to bring the UK out of lockdown will not be made until Sunday. At PMQs yesterday, the Prime Minister said some measures could be eased as early as Monday and it has been reported that the first of these measures may be to relax restrictions on outdoor activities and exercise.

Also at PMQs, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted “bitter regret” over coronavirus outbreaks in care homes. Leader of the Labour Party Sir Keir Starmer, who pointed to figures showing that infections there were still rising in care homes , but Boris Johnson said there had been a “palpable improvement”. Care Englandís Chief Executive Martin Green blamed a “foolhardy” rush to discharge patients to care homes in order to release beds in hospitals, adding that “we should have moved nobody unless we were absolutely sure they were Covid-19 negative”.

Regards

Lisa Ray
General Secretary