Careful steps needed as lockdown measures are eased on May 17 - the YEP says

There was a collective sense of relief last night after the Prime Minister announced people in England will be able to hug loved ones, dine in restaurants and go on holiday abroad from next week.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 4:45 am
Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a media briefing in Downing Street. Picture: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire

The move to the next stage of the roadmap out of lockdown on May 17 came as the Covid-19 alert level in the UK was downgraded after a “consistent” fall in cases, hospital admissions and deaths.

And as he quite rightly warned the public this doesn’t mean throwing caution to the wind.

Everyone still has to be careful and be aware of the risks involved.

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Businesses are also set to reopen their doors and today we speak to those who have shared their excitement at finally being able to welcome customers back indoors.

The last year has been incredibly tough on the hospitality industry and they are hoping for a careful return to normality.

So many people have waited for a return to “normal” and we can’t afford to blow it – we’re so close.

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