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Boris Johnson statement LIVE: Prime Minister outlines his plan for lifting of lockdown restrictions

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to set out a “steady as she goes” plan for easing England’s lockdown, with schools and outdoor activities the first in line for a return.

Boris Johnson is setting out his plan for the lifting of lockdown on Moday.
Boris Johnson is setting out his plan for the lifting of lockdown on Moday.

Scotland’s route out of lockdown will not be identical to the UK Government’s but will be “broadly similar”, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.

Mr Johnson is also expected to host a Downing Street press conference at 7pm on Monday alongside key advisers.

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Last updated: Monday, 22 February, 2021, 15:31

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Boris Johnson will set out his four-step plan to release England from lockdown in the Commons at 3.30pm – follow all the updates here.

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