What Boris Johnson's leaked roadmap out of lockdown means for Hemel Hempstead - here's everything you need to know

The details of the Prime Minister's roadmap out of lockdown were leaked last night

Monday, 22nd February 2021, 10:47 am
Updated Monday, 22nd February 2021, 10:50 am

The eyes of the United Kingdom will be on the Prime Minister tonight as he is set to reveal to the general public the steps they will need to take to get us out of lockdown.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be addressing the general public in the House of Commons at 3pm.

He will then address the nation directly from 10 Downing Street at around 7pm.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Schools and outdoor recreation are set to see initial lockdown changes, according to reports surfacing yesterday.

Schools are set to reopen on Monday, March 8.

Following this, The Gazette has learned the following:

> From March 8, two people will be allowed to meet for 'recreation' including a coffee or a picnic in outdoor public spaces.

> It is understood that non-essential retail could open by the end of March.

> The “rule of six” is expected to be reintroduced for outdoor gatherings from March 29.

> Outdoor sports facilities are expected to be allowed to open that day.

> The beauty and hairdressing sector is expected to re-open at the end of April.

> Entertainment venues such as theatres, cinemas and nightclubs, as well as sporting facilities are likely to be among the last things to open.

The Prime Minister is expected to update MPs in Parliament on his roadmap out of lockdown in the Commons on Monday at 3.30pm.

He will then address the nation from 7pm at Number 10 Downing Street, in a widely anticipated and much publicised speech.

MPs will be given the chance to vote on the regulations enabling the road map in the coming weeks, Number 10 said.