Coronavirus: Boris Johnson's COVID-19 social bubbles & lockdown easing explained

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Published on 26 May 2020, 11:05
Boris Johnson announced further easing of the coronavirus lockdown last night, with a series of measures aimed at reopening the economy and allowing people to socialise again.

In his roadmap out of the lockdown, the prime minister announced that: Markets and car showrooms will be allowed to reopen from the 1st June, along with some schools for Years 1, 6, and Reception. From 15th June some non-essential shops will be able to open their doors, including shops selling clothes, furniture and toys. The Prime Minister urged people to spend as shops reopen, to help the economy recover from what is likely to be one of the worst recessions in history.

However, any shops reopening will have to follow strict social distancing rules including maintaining a 2-metre distance between customers. If they do not follow these rules stores will be punished.

Read more: Full list of shops allowed to reopen on June 15 including charity and betting shops -

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