Ahead of today’s (Monday 11 May) Parliamentary debate the Government has published ” OUR PLAN TO REBUILD: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy”
This can be downloaded from gov,uk here
The guidance also sets out the government’s three-step plan.
- In step one, starting on Wednesday 13 May, workers who cannot work from home should travel to work if their workplace is open.
- In step two, which will begin no earlier than 1 June, nurseries and primary schools will begin a phased return beginning with early years, reception, and years one and six. Some businesses will be able to reopen and sporting events will be able to take place behind closed doors
- In step three, which will start no earlier than 4 July, more businesses will be able to open – although some, which are crowded by design, will not be able to open. The aim is to reopen businesses such as hairdressers and beauty salons.
On Sunday a “conditional plan” to begin lifting England’s coronavirus lockdown was announced by the Prime Minister. The devolved administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have their own powers over the lockdown and have not lifted measures to the same extent.