Boris Johnson’s lockdown announcement: Everything you need to know

The nation is eagerly awaiting news of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's lockdown exit roadmap, set to be revealed later today.

Given the fact Johnson must relay his plans to Cabinet ministers, MPs and the general public separately, it is on course to be a busy day for the PM.

The nation is desperate to find out when we can expect things to return to relative normality. And this roadmap announcement will likely make things clearer.

Here is everything you need to know about Mr Johnson's lockdown announcement.

What time will the road map be revealed?

The first stage of this lengthy process will be getting the lockdown exit strategy signed off by Cabinet ministers on Monday morning, following that – Johnson will then deliver a statement to MPs in the House of Commons.

It is reported that this statement is most likely to come at around 3:30pm.

After the plans have been relayed to MPs, Johnson will make his way to Downing Street where the Prime Minister is expected to host another coronavirus press conference, facing questions from both members of the media and the public in the evening.

Downing Street has already confirmed this briefing is scheduled to take place at 7pm.

The true extent of Johnson's roadmap is reportedly up to 50 pages long, outlining key dates for when some aspects of normality may return to our daily lives.

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Health secretary Matt Hancock said there will be “weeks between the steps”, this has been done intentionally so ministers can “watch carefully” the impact of each relaxation of restrictions and see if it has any damaging effects.

Some reports have suggested some degree of outdoor social mixing and the re-opening of non-essential retail could be allowed after schools reopen on March 8.

The hospitality sector will have to wait a little bit longer to open its doors.

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As with every time lockdown restrictions have been eased or at least reviewed, further easing will depend on a variety of data including the number of cases, the number of deaths and how many vaccinations have been administered.

The Prime minister has stressed that any dates given in his road map will be provisional, and may be pushed back subject to a change or spike in cases.

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