Covid: When is Boris Johnson’s next announcement?

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The PM will speak about the one metre-plus rule in hospitality venues, the use of masks, and working from home tomorrow (Picture: PA/Getty/Rex)

Boris Johnson will reveal his plans for Freedom Day in a press conference on Monday.

A formal announcement on whether the Government’s four tests for unlocking have been met will not take place until July 12.

But Downing Street said the prime minister will give an update tomorrow as he wants to give the public more time to prepare for the July 19 easing of restrictions.

Mr Johnson will speak about the one metre-plus rule in hospitality venues, the use of masks, and working from home.

Sources suggest the Tory leader is preparing to scrap social distancing measures and ditch legal requirements to wear face coverings.

Monday will also see ministers publish the results of reviews into the use of vaccine passports and the future of social distancing guidance, as well as update the nation on care homes.

Speaking before his announcement, Mr Johnson said people would have to ‘exercise judgment’ to protect themselves from Covid-19.

He said: ‘Thanks to the successful rollout of our vaccination programme, we are progressing cautiously through our road map.

‘Today we will set out how we can restore people’s freedoms when we reach Step 4.

‘But I must stress that the pandemic is not over and that cases will continue to rise over the coming weeks.

‘As we begin to learn to live with this virus, we must all continue to carefully manage the risks from Covid and exercise judgment when going about our lives.’

Health Secretary Sajid Javid is set to announce plans to Parliament tomorrow after Mr Johnson was previously blasted for his ‘entirely unacceptable’ decision to announce a delay in lifting lockdown restrictions to the media before ministers.

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