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Breaking News ! The nation has been told of the next stages out of lockdown. Boris Johnson on Monday unveiled his long-awaited roadmap to easing coronavirus restrictions, which progresses over four stages. The Prime Minister said he feels it strikes the right balance in reducing measures while observing the risk of each relaxation. Speaking at a school in south London, Mr Johnson told reporters on Tuesday: “Some people will say that we’re going to be going too fast, some people will say we’re going too slow. “I think the balance is right, I think it is a cautious but irreversible approach, which is exactly what people want to see." Key dates have been set for changes to the rules, from businesses reopening to household mixing. Limits will be also lifted on domestic and international travel. For those thinking ahead and wishing to book a holiday this year, whether a staycation or abroad, then these are the dates you need to put in your diary. However the government does warn that nothing is set in stone, as each stage is subject to an assessment of the data against the four tests. Read More Related Articles The rules facing pubs and restaurants when lockdown ends in England Your photos of this morning’s spectacular sunrise as red skies illuminate Greater Manchester View gallery Step 1 The government message is 'stay home' currently. In England, travel abroad for holidays will still not be permitted and, from 8 March, outbound travellers will be legally obliged to provide their reason for travel on the Declaration to Travel form. On March 29, the messaging changes to 'stay local', where the guidance states travel should be kept to a minimum. Step 2 From April 12 at the earliest, self contained accommodation - such as campsites and holiday lets where indoor facilities are not shared with other households - can reopen.
. People can also book to stay in a self catering cottage, but only with their own household. International holidays are still prohibited.
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Step 3 Remaining types of accommodation, such as hotels, B&Bs and hostels, will be allowed to open once England reaches step three, which will be no earlier than May 17 . International travel will also be permitted, subject to a review. The Global Travel Taskforce will report on April 12 with recommendations aimed at facilitating a return to international travel as soon as possible while managing the risk of imported cases and variants, the guidance states. Following that, the government will determine when international travel should resume, which will be no earlier than May 17. The government says they are keen to find ways to work closely with the travel industry to ease restrictions gradually and sustainably. Once more is known about the evidence of vaccines on transmission and their efficacy against new variants, the government can look to introduce a system to allow vaccinated individuals to travel more freely internationally, the guidance states. Step 4 The final step will be triggered no earlier than June 21. All limits will be lifted on social distancing and larger events, and if it's gone to plan, international travel will continue. This means it looks possible to have a summer holiday in 2021 without any kind of restrictions in place. What do you make of the roadmap? Fill in our survey HERE, or below to let us know.