After a significant improvement in the number of infections and deaths from coronavirus (COVID-19), Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, gave the green light to move to the next phase of deconfinement, but called on British citizens to end to avoid going on vacation abroad.
At a press conference, Boris Johnson ordered the reopening, for April 12 and in England, of non-essential shops such as hairdressers, pubs (bars) and gyms. He refused to commit to a date for trips abroad, banned for now until May 17 in the UK.
In his message, the British leader explained:
“(Thanks to) your efforts and the vaccine, I confirm that as of Monday, April 12, we will move on to the second step (of deconfinement): reopening of stores, gyms, zoos, holiday camps, personal care services such as hairdressers and bars. outdoor. I’ll go to one of them, but with caution ”.
He assured that the United Kingdom Government is studying allowing massive cultural events, relaxing social distancing, a COVID-19 status certification process and resuming international travel. He added that, for the moment, “I don’t see anything that makes us rethink” in a new confinement, “but let’s be cautious.”
Currently, travelers arriving in the United Kingdom must quarantine for 10 days or stay in a hotel at their own expense. Boris Johnson assured that “we do not want the virus to return from abroad,” since France, Italy and other countries on the continent are experiencing new confinements.
- The COVID-19 status certification process would be a primer
- It would contain information on the vaccination status of its holder
- Some sectors assured that it would be a “discriminatory” primer
Boris Johnson defended his plan of the primer by saying that it is necessary to request such a document from people in the United Kingdom when they wish to enter public spaces:
“We do not plan anything of that type at this time, but it is true that several countries analyze it for international travel,” the president said.