How the government plans to get the UK back to work
UK government working round the clock to get the country back on track will release a series of papers next week outlining its approach on how to safely and gradually restart the economy.
Firms will get advice on different types of workplace activity, including operating outdoors or inside someone else’s home, according to two people with knowledge of the government’s plans. The guidance will also address whether employees need to wear protective equipment and how transport should be used, said the people, who asked not to be identified because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly.
In a series of tweets on Thursday, the PM reiterated calls for people to stick with distancing measures, saying he understood how ‘hard and how stressful it has been’ to not see family and friends, to worry about jobs and to manage children not in school.
As the prime minister eases the restrictions, he will have to tread a path between bankruptcies and mass unemployment if the lockdown lasts too long, and a second wave of the virus if curbs are lifted too soon. The next review of the Covid-19 strategy is due on May 7.
Speaking at the daily press conference on Thursday, Mr Johnson said: “We’ve come under what could have been a vast peak, as though we’ve going through some huge Alpine tunnel
The Prime Minister added: “It is vital we do not now lose control and run slap into a second and even bigger mountain.”