Coronavirus LIVE: Here are the key changes as Boris Johnson announces first steps for lifting lockdown

People in England will be allowed to play sports outdoors, sunbathe and enjoy unlimited exercise from Wednesday, the Prime Minister has announced.

By Steve Jones
Sunday, 10th May 2020, 7:27 pm

Mr Johnson said some primary school pupils could go back to school on June 1, providing the R number is kept below one and the UK does not suffer a second peak of infections. Elsewhere, the hospitality industry could begin to reopen in July.

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People who can’t work from home should go to work, the PM said.

Read the key updates below.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the daily press briefing at Downing Street on March 22, 2020 in London, England. Copyright: Getty Images

Coronavirus LIVE: Here are the key changes as Boris Johnson announces first steps for lifting lockdown

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  • Unlimited exercise encouraged from Wednesday. Outdoor sports within households and sunbathing allowed. 
  • PM says people will also be allowed to drive to outdoor destinations.
  • Primary schools could reopen on June 1 and some shops could reopen. Hospitality sector could reopen in July. 
  • Total number of confirmed deaths in hospitals in England is 23,149 as of Sunday.

What time is Boris Johnson’s speech today and what will he say?

The speech will take place at 7pm  tonight (10 May).

It will be broadcasted on television channels including BBC and Sky News.

Boris Johnson will deliver an announcement outlining how and when the UK will begin exiting lockdown. The UK has been in lockdown since March 23 and Mr Johnson said last week that he had a ‘road map’ on how the restrictions could end or be eased.

While some restrictions may ease following the speech, many are expected to remain firmly in place.

What restrictions could be eased following tonight's announcement?

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