Boris Johnson says it’s too early to talk about ending corona virus controls, news reports say the pubs could reopen by May.
Downing Street has confirmed it It aims to vaccinate people over the age of 50 and those between the ages of 16 and 65 with certain health conditions by May..
Some lawmakers have said there would be little reason to keep restrictions on those on the nine priority groups once they have been vaccinated.
But the Prime Minister said on Friday evening that “these are still early days” and that people should continue to follow the locking rules.
He said: “I would like to emphasize that these are still the early days. Infection rates in this country are (they are) still very high and (with us) more people – almost twice as many people – are now in our hospitals now than they were in April.
He also promised to announce a “sustainable plan to start opening” within two weeks.
Meanwhile, there have been speculations about when the pubs may reopen, with The Sun said it may be allowed to serve takeaway points in April before fully reopening in May.
The Telegraph said it was considering the possibility of dry pubs reopening in April, which was denied by a senior government official.
They told the PA news agency: “We’m not going to open pubs that can not sell alcohol. What’s the point?”
The possibility of vaccinated passports to allow vaccinated people to go abroad this summer is another issue on the horizon.
Some countries have already said they will allow more freedom for travelers who can prove they have got the jab, and Foreign Minister James Wise said the government would help foreign offices “facilitate” corona virus immunity passports if needed.
However, the Prime Minister’s Office and Secretary of Health, Matt Hancock, said the vaccine passports were not currently under consideration, although Mr Hancock said they would be “under consideration”.
Statistics show that nearly 11 million people have received their first vaccine.
A further 19,114 confirmed cases were reported on Friday Covit19, Compared to 20,634 yesterday and 29,079 a week ago.
Another 1,014 people died after being tested positive for the virus, Compared to 1,245 last Friday.
Over the three nights Sky News will present a series of special programs exploring the UK response to the epidemic.
Govt Crisis: Learning lessons at 8pm on February 9th, 10th and 11th.