Sheffield news 'Hope is all we have': Yorkshire unsure over lockdown roadmap plan MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - YorkshireLive readers have voiced their opinion on the government's latest announcement
Breaking News ! With the announcement of the roadmap out of the third national lockdown many YorkshireLive readers have chosen to err on the side of caution. The plan outlines a rough timeline of when restrictions will begin to ease, allowing socialising and the reopening of schools, hospitality venues, museums and theme parks. Between each step of the the five-step exit plan the government will leave a minimum of five weeks to allow for constant revision. While many have expressed some sort of relief or agreement with the new rules and key dates set out by the government, others were hesitant to follow suit. One reader said: "Don't get too excited. This is 'the plan'. To get the latest email updates from Yorkshire Live, click here . "Things could change, especially if people jump the gun and start socialising early." Another said: "Wait after the kids have gone back to school and see what happens. Things could change like when he [Boris Johnson] said we can have three days to mix at Christmas and when it came nearer to the time he did a U-turn and changed it to one day. "Doing a roadmap only brings people's hopes up and then he says 'well we had to have a plan otherwise people would've mixed anyway'." A third added: "I'm not convinced. We might have to do a few u-turns before we get there but hope is all we have." Others are hopeful that with the help of the vaccination roll-out, the government's plan will be successful. Read More Related Articles What government roadmap means for fans, season passes, Super League dates and World Cup Read More Related Articles Will tiers come back when lockdown is lifted? Boris Johnson can't rule it out One reader said: "Plain and simple to follow, pretty reasonable no need for any rule breaking. "I’m assuming they think most of the population will be fully vaccinated by June, we can only hope that is the case." Another wrote: "As long as the vaccination programme continues as speedily as it has done up to now then the staged reopening is probably the best option we have.
. "So if we all follow the rules we will get there sooner rather than later." Others would have preferred to wait until more people, especially key workers, have received their Covid jabs. One person said: "I would have waited until the majority of people had been vaccinated." While another wrote: "I think all teachers should be vaccinated before kids go back to school." Some readers have criticised the government's ambition to reopen football stadiums to fans from May 17. Enter your postcode to find your nearest vaccine centre
Under this plan larger performances and sporting events indoors with a capacity of 1,000 or half full (whichever smaller) will be allowed. Outdoors, capacity of 4,000 people allowed, or half full, again whichever is smaller. The largest outdoor seated venues can host up to 10,000 people - or a quarter full, whichever is lower. For example, 10,000 people can go to Wembley Stadium. Many fear this will cause a spike in infection rates again. "I think allowing 10,000 people to attend a football match is stupid," said one reader. "It's as though the PM doesn't really want Covid to end, and it won't while ever people are mixing together in such large numbers. "It's better to stay at home and watch the match on television." What do you think about the roadmap out of lockdown? Let us know in the comments section. Download the YorkshireLive app to customise the news that matters to you and get the latest updates first.
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