According to reports the Prime Minister is apparently to scrap the substantial meal rule when pubs reopen, but it is still not clear if the curfew will remain in place.
It is expected that Boris Johnson is to outline his plan on 22 February where he will unveil his roadmap to ease restrictions.
Team and individual sports, such as Tennis, with limited social gatherings to possible be allowed outside, with pupils going back to school on 8 March, The Times reported.
Al fresco drinking and dining will be allowed before eating indoors, with outside markets set to return.
However, the plans are “tentative” and the earliest date pupils can go back to the classroom has been agreed, government sources warned.
SAGE’s Andrew Hayward said the vaccination programme have been key to easing the lockdown.
Speaking to the BBC Professor Hayward said, “Once the most vulnerable people, particularly those over-50 and those with chronic illnesses, are vaccinated then yes, I think we can see a significant return to normality.”
A government source told The Sun newspaper that some Whitehall officials have called for the return of non-essential shops to reopen as “it wouldn’t just boost the economy, it would help peoples mental health too.”
The government source added, “People are getting fed up at not being able to go for a haircut. It is about improving how people feel about themselves.
“It would be good for the high street, of course. But it will also be good for people’s wellbeing.”
England’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty said earlier this week that the second wave and peak has now passed, and by summer Britain could hopefully be back to near normal, a senior scientist said on Thursday.
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