Britain is on course to ditch the Covid-19 social distancing rule requiring people to stay at least one metre apart towards the end of next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said.
Mr Johnson's government has set out a roadmap to end lockdown restrictions in stages as widespread vaccinations help to suppress infections.
21 June has been set as a date when social distancing could end. Asked about that possibility during a campaign visit in northern England, Mr Johnson said: "I think we've got a good chance, a good chance, of being able to dispense with one-metre plus." The one-metre plus rule means people need to stay at least that distance apart and take other mitigating measures to prevent the spread of infections.Read more on rte.ie