Covid UK news – You CAN socialise with friends after March lockdown eases and schools reopen, coronavirus report claims

SOCIALISING with friends outdoors will be among the first things to come back once lockdown is eased next month, a new report claims.

Children are expected to make a return to the classroom from March 8, the government is expected to announce at its next lockdown review.

But extra measures including people meeting with friends outdoors, local elections being held and the opening of retail and hospitality will follow, according to a report in The Times today.

Outdoor activities such as golf and tennis are likely to be introduced first, followed by limited outdoor social gatherings within a matter of weeks.

Outside markets are likely to be allowed to open before high street shops, and al-fresco dining before eating indoors. Government sources said that the plans were tentative, and that only the date for the earliest return of pupils had been agreed, The Times reported.

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