Boris Johnson has provided to the House of Commons full details of his long-awaited plan that foresees a significant return to normality in four months. Key dates include:
• 12 April at the earliest: Non-essential retail, hairdressers, nail salons, gyms and outdoor areas in hospitality venues (such as beer gardens) set to reopen - along with libraries, museums, zoos and theme parks. Self-contained accommodation will reopen, but people will only be able to stay with members of their household
• 17 May at the earliest: Indoor meetings, reopening of pubs, restaurants, hotels, cinema, theatres and stadia, subject to limited capacity (social distancing). Theatres will be able to welcome audiences back with 1,000 people or 50% capacity
• 21 June at the earliest: All legal limits on social contact set to be removed, with the remaining sectors of the economy reopened. Weddings are the only events where some restrictions may have to remain (theatres with NO social distancing).