The Prime Minister has just set out some further changes to the lockdown measures in England which will enable people to see more of their friends and family, help businesses get back on their feet and get people back in their jobs.
The Chief Medical Officers for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have reviewed the evidence and agree with the Joint Biosecurity Centre's recommendation to move the COVID-19 Alert Level from Level 4 to Level 3 across the UK.
Yesterday evening, the Prime Minister announced some modifications to the lockdown restrictions. This is only possible because the Government's five tests are still being met. The key changes announced are:
The Prime Minister has announced that, from Monday 1 June, groups of up to six people will be able to meet outdoors in England, provided those from different households observe social distancing rules by staying two metres apart.
I understand why so many questions have been asked about the actions of Dominic Cummings. Fairness is embedded in the DNA of our nation and, at a time when the British public have made unprecedented sacrifices, it is only right that those making the rules abide by them.