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Boris set to outline plans to relax measures for Christmas

23rd Nov 20 1:46 pm

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to outline plans to reopen all non-essential shops and gyms from next week and to announce a system which will pave the way for Christmas.

Johnson will set out his winter strategy this afternoon which includes a major testing scheme, which will undoubtedly win over backbenchers.

Reopening shops and gyms will provide a boost to the economy and help retailers from 2 December, in all three tiers it is understood.

According to The Telegraph pubs and restaurants will unfortunately be hit the hardest in tier 3 and can only offer takeaways, and tier 2 can only sell alcohol with food.

On Thursday the government are expected to announce the easing on the 10pm pub and restaurant curfew, which could see people having an extra hour to finish food and drinks until 11pm.

In tier 1 and 2 regions cinemas will reopen and mass Christmas services will be allowed in all tiers, the newspaper added.

It is expected that the Prime Minister will tell MPs that “with expansion in testing and vaccines edging closer to deployment, the regional tiered system will help get the virus back under control and keep it there.”

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