Boris Johnson insisted it is his intention to drop the guidance at the next stage of lockdown easing as he updated MPs on progress against the pandemic.
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UK cases of the variant have more than doubled in the past week, says Public Health England.
PM says social distancing will be left up to ‘personal choice’ as he confirms next phase of roadmap will go ahead as plannedLockdown easing in England: what will change from 17 MayCoronavirus – latest updatesSocial distancing and the 1 metre-plus rule could be scrapped next month, the prime minister has suggested, as he confirmed the next step of England’s lockdown easing but said families and friends should think carefully before deciding to hug.
As generous donations from readers continued to flood in, the Prime Minister led a chorus of cross-party approval for the drive to build a moving tribute at St Paul's Cathedral.
Boris Johnson's new standards adviser is looking into allegations about the PM's conduct.
Boris Johnson is set to be quizzed under oath over his life-and-death decisions on lockdown, care homes and PPE after ordering a public inquiry into the Government's handling of the pandemic.
Bereaved families and experts say lessons should be learned quickly before a potential third waveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has come under fire from experts and bereaved families for delaying until spring 2022 the newly announced public inquiry into the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Boris Johnson today appeared to play down the prospect of rolling out domestic Covid passports and keeping social distancing rules after the last step in his roadmap on June 21.
Boris Johnson will use a 5pm briefing at Downing Street to confirm a significant relaxation of rules from May 17, saying the success of the vaccine rollout has given him room to manoeuvre.