5 Apr 2021

Boris Johnson urges caution as he announces England’s next steps out of lockdown

The prime minister has confirmed that England will push ahead with the next step out of lockdown in a week’s time – allowing shops, hairdressers and outdoor pubs and restaurants to open again.

But he warned people not to be complacent – with Europe’s third wave of infections showing all too clearly the risks still posed by the pandemic.

Mr Johnson also put his faith behind more mass testing – with everyone in England to be offered two weekly rapid tests from the end of this week.