When will Boris Johnson announce his roadmap out of lockdown?

BORIS Johnson is preparing to announce his roadmap out of lockdown.

The Prime Minister is expected to ease some of the restrictions that have been in place since January 5.

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When is Boris Johnson announcing his lockdown roadmap?

Boris Johnson is announcing his lockdown roadmap on Monday, February 22.

It is likely that he will address the House of Commons to outline his plans before holding a press conference or an address to the nation later in the day.

What is he expected to announce?

The Prime Minister is keen for any relaxation of lockdown to be gradual, with easing of restrictions set to be "cautious but irreversible".

He said: "We've got to be very prudent and what we wanted to see is progress that is cautious but irreversible and I think that's what the public and people up and down the country will want to see."

Ministers have repeatedly said reopening schools is a top priority and the PM has pledged to give parents two weeks' notice before children will go back to class.

If coronavirus infections and deaths continue to decrease, there is a possibility schools may reopen as early as March 8 – which is one of the topics the PM is expected to address in his roadmap.

After schools, the next areas of easing are expected to be non-essential shops as well as the rules on recreation and socialising.

Boris Johnson's official spokesman said: "I can't pre-empt what's going to be in the road map or the details of the review this week.

"It will be the review this week that informs the decisions we make and what is contained in the road map on Monday, I can't pre-empt that."

How can I watch Boris Johnson's announcement?

You can watch Boris Johnson's announcement on most TV news channels including Sky News and BBC News.

Alternatively, you can follow it on YouTube or on social media – including the Prime Minister's profiles on Facebook and Twitter.

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