Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced that citizens may expect a modest ease on lockdown measures as the nation enters its first phase. England comes into its gradual decrease on lockdown extremes after over 2 months of strict social distancing.
England has come a long way, since the initial implementations of lockdown extremes back in late March, with the Prime Minister struggling to contain the virus, to tackling a crumbling economy and his own personal battle with the virus.
It was proposed that by June, primary schools would be set to reopen, as part of the gradual scheme on easing lockdown methods, this has officially kicked off as multiple school children took to returning to their educational environments today.
In addition to this, Mr Jenrick encouraged individuals who have been shielding are permitted to leave their households but to do this with caution, as a number of these individuals are deemed as being most vulnerable. But insisted that this will have a positive impact on their mental health.
Another ease proposed was that groups of six people are permitted to meet outside of their households and to adhere to the social distancing regulations that require responsible social practices amongst groups of individuals.
Despite the scientific evidence claiming that there are still many risks that come with easing lockdown measures even if done in a gradual manner, due to their still being extremely high numbers of active coronavirus carriers.
However, the decision to lift a number of the lockdown measures comes as a political contribution to society’s compliance that has afforded the government the opportunity to allow an ease on the measures.