Pub beer gardens may reopen next month under Govt plan to get out of lockdown

Britain's pub beer gardens could reopen as early as next month.

Boris Johnson, who is set to unveil his plan for leaving lockdown tomorrow, is understood to be upbeat ahead of its release due to the success of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout.

The Prime Minister is also believed to announce new measures to allow friends and family to meet, with six people or two households being allowed to come together outdoors or in pub gardens, according to The Sunday Times.

But The Sun claimed reopening beer gardens won't go ahead until April.

Under Boris's roadmap, it is expected non-essential retail businesses could reopen before late April.

Beer gardens were previously tipped to reopen in April, but the speed of vaccinations and drop in cases could see the date brought forward.

A senior aide today told The Sunday Times: "The two areas where people have been hurt are in education and the fact that no one has been able to have social contact with friends and family.

"That's why schools and outdoor socialising come first."

Schools are expected to reopen on March 8 and everyone could be able to visit parks with a friend or relative.

The Sun also reported the PM is tipped to end the tiers system in his address after more than 17 million Brits were given their first Covid jab.

Johnson hopes all adults will receive their first vaccine dose by the end of July.

Earlier this week, it was revealed Brits could be able to fly to Ibiza and Majorca this summer under new vaccine passport plans.

Governors for the Balearic islands met with Spanish tourism minister Maria Reyes Maroto in Madrid on Friday to ask for a passport pilot scheme, which would allow tourists who could prove they have had the Covid-19 vaccine to return.

If the scheme goes ahead, the holiday hotspots, popular with British tourists, could be the first in Spain to reopen their borders.

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