UK lockdown to be eased next week

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Published on May 7, 2020 by

The Prime Minister will make a statement on Sunday setting out his plans to ease the lockdown. Boris Johnson said some changes will come into force the next day.

Ministers have hinted that the construction sector should return to work wherever possibleand that offices, public spaces and transport systems should be adapted to maintain safety and distancing.

Meanwhile new official evidence on the economic impact of the lockdown are due to be announced.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting from Alex Forsyth at Moreton-in-Marsh in Gloucestershire — and from Economics Editor Faisal Islam.

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