The Prime Minister has told those who are over 70 they must continue to isolate in their homes in dramatic U-turn after reviewing his lockdown review.
Boris Johnson told the House of Commons, “I’m sorry to say however, Mr Speaker, that we shall continue to ask those who are clinically vulnerable including pregnant women and people over 70 or those with pre-existing chronic conditions to take particular care to minimise contact with those outside their household.
“And we must continue to shield people who are extremely vulnerable.
“They should, I’m afraid, remain at home and avoid any direct contact with others.”
He added, “I know that easing restrictions for the many will only increase the anguish of those who must remain shielded.
“So, the government will look at every possible way of supporting the most vulnerable.”
This means that millions grandparents who had hoped to hug their grandchildren will not be able too nor visit them at their homes.
After a car crash announcement to the nation on Sunday Johnson has been slammed and been accused of confusing the public.
He sought to clarify his rules in the Commons today after announcing changes on Sunday evening.
Johnson told MPs the government will be driven by “data and science and public health” when making key decisions, and that everyone must “stay alert and follow the rules.”