As coronavirus restrictions ease, England starts its journey back to normality - BBC Newsnight

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Published on 29 May 2020, 12:18
From June 1, lockdown restrictions in England will begin easing. You can see your family and friends, go shopping and send your children to school – but do we have the protections to stop a second wave of the coronavirus? Subscribe to our channel here: goo.gl/31Q53F

The prime minister has lowered the Covid-19 alert to level three and announced that groups of up to six people will be able to meet in parks and gardens, so long as they socially distance.

On the same day schools in England are also able to re-open to some children and non-essential shops will start to pull the shutters up.

But with an easing of restrictions and without the test and trace system fully up and running, some people are wondering how safe is it to start releasing lockdown?

Policy Editor Lewis Goodall reports.

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