Boris Johnson is facing questions over his lockdown easing today as it emerged the coronavirus alert level has not been reduced. The PM has heralded a significant loosening of the rules, with groups of six people from different households allowed to mix outdoors and in gardens from Monday, schools reopening and non-essential shops set to follow soon. But that leaves the country facing temptation over a sunny weekend, with questions over whether the public will really hold off taking advantage of the new rules – which Mr Johnson himself conceded contain ‘anomalies’. By contrast, Scotland’s more limited changes come into force today. Despite the PM saying the government’s five tests have been met and it is safe to start relaxing restrictions, No10 confirmed today that the alert level remains at four. Mr Johnson suggested to MPs on Wednesday that the alert was ‘coming down’ from four to three and he was ‘hoping’ a decision would taken yesterday. Ministers have insisted throughout that the lockdown would only be eased when the five tests were met. However, the government has also set up the Covid alert system which describes what people can expect to happen at each level. Level four requires ‘current social… Read full this story
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