Slight Lockdown Easing For Vulnerable People

Vulnerable people in England who have been asked to remain at home since the coronavirus lockdown began will be able to go outdoors again from Monday. Those with families will be able to go out once a day with members of their household.

People living alone can meet one other person from another household while maintaining social distancing. The guidance – in place for 10 weeks – had originally indicated shielding measures would remain until 30 June, but Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick is expected to announce details of the changes in England at Sunday 31 May’s government Downing Street press conference.

Support for shielders, such as food and medicine deliveries, will continue.