The PM addressed the nation this afternoon outlining a four step approach to lifting lockdown. He made it clear that should it be required some of the targets might be delayed if cases and hospital admissions required it. He said that he wanted these actions to be irreversible.
There will be at least five weeks between each step - four weeks to acquire data on its impact, and a week to give people notice of what is happening next.
The steps are as follows:
Schools to reopen on the 8th March. This will be all schools and all years. From 29th March people will be able to meet outside, subject to the rule of six, or provided no more than two households are meeting.
Step 2 will not start before 12th April. All non-essential retail will open. Pubs and restaurants will begin to open, for outdoors service. There will be no curfew, and no requirement for people to order a substantial meal.