Boris Johnson announcement: What did he say in his speech today? – The Sun


BORIS Johnson has addressed the nation today (Sunday, May 10, 2020), revealing the government's plans to relax lockdown restrictions, as Britain prepares for phase two.

In his coronavirus speech, the Prime Minister spoke of reopening garden centres, easing lockdown measures and urged some Brits to return to work.

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What did Boris Johnson say in his announcement tonight?

Urged Brits to return to work

Mr Johnson encouraged construction and manufacturing workers to head back to work.

He said: "We now need to stress that anyone who can’t work from home, for instance those in construction or manufacturing, should be actively encouraged to go to work."

However, he urged workers to avoid public transport and continue to social distance."

Announced unlimited exercise

From Wednesday Brits will be allowed to exercise outdoors for as long as they please.

However, they must obey the rules of social distancing and fines for breaking those rules have been increased.

The PM said: "We want to encourage people to take more and even unlimited amounts of outdoor exercise.

Travellers to UK to quarantine

Speaking about travellers to the UK the Prime Minister revealed those coming to the UK by air will be ordered to quarantine.

He explained: "To prevent re-infection from abroad, I am serving notice that it will soon be the time – with transmission significantly lower – to impose quarantine on people coming into this country by air."

Schools to reopen from June

Mr Johnson revealed the government's plan to reopen schools in stages, beginning with Year 1 and Year 6.

He also said he hoped the reopenings would start from June.

The Prime Minister said: "In step two – at the earliest by June 1 – after half term – we believe we may be in a position to begin the phased reopening of shops and to get primary pupils back into schools, in stages, beginning with reception, Year 1 and Year 6."

 

What time was Boris Johnson's speech today?

Boris Johnson's speech was broadcast at 7pm on Sunday, May 10, 2020.

The Prime Minister's address came days after a Sage meeting debating current lockdown measures.

It was available to watch live on BBC News, online through BBC iPlayer and Sky News live-streamed it on YouTube

Boris Johnson's first address to the nation was on March 23, when he announced that the UK would be going into lockdown.

Mr Johnson is due to offer some hope to Brits this weekend, with a map laid out as the country looks to ease restrictions.

What's the latest on the lockdown measures?

Mr Johnson announced there would be some changes to lockdown measures.

Most notably one being the relaxing of restrictions on exercising, as he revealed Brits would be allowed to unlimited exercise outdoors.

He also said people would be able to go on day trips from Wednesday.

The current lockdown measures have been in place since March 23, with reviews every three weeks.

On Thursday, May 7, the government announced the UK would remain in lockdown for another three weeks.

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