The Prime Minister has said on Monday that he is “optimistic” that summer holidays could happen this year, but only if the virus can be controlled.
Boris Johnson did warn that he does not want to give “too much concrete by way of dates for our summer holidays.”
Johnson said, “I am optimistic, I understand the reasons for being optimistic, but some things have got to go right.
“The vaccine programme has got to continue to be successful. We have got to make sure we don’t get thrown off course by new variants, we have got to make sure that we continue to keep the disease under control and the level of infections come down.”
On Sunday the Health Secretary Matt Hancock also said that he is hoping for a “free Great British summer.”
Speaking to the BBC Hancock said, “In six months we’ll be in the middle, I hope, of a happy and free Great British summer.
“I have a high degree of confidence that by then the vast majority of adults will have been vaccinated and that’s not just the clinically vulnerable groups, but all groups.”