BORIS Johnson last night hailed the chance for people to do “some of the things they loved and missed” ahead of pub gardens, shops and hairdressers reopening today.
And the Prime Minister was due to be one of the first for a trim with his personal barber booked to visit 10 Downing Street at the crack of dawn this morning.
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He said said today would be a “huge relief” for business owners after 99 days of lockdown but urged Brits to “behave responsibly”.
Boris’s unruly mop had came under attack last week with critics comparing him to a scarecrow as he addressed the nation moments after the death of Prince Philip was announced.
A Downing Street source told The Sun his trademark locks were to be tamed “as soon as legally possible”.
Last night Mr Johnson said: “Today is a major step forward in our roadmap to freedom as venues such as shops, hairdressers, nail salons, outdoor attractions, and pubs and restaurants open once again.
“I’m sure it will be a huge relief for those business owners who have been closed for so long, and for everyone else it’s a chance to get back to doing some of the things we love and have missed.”
Today is a major step forward in our roadmap to freedom.
But the PM urged the nation to “behave responsibly” when pub gardens reopen and restaurants resume outdoor dining in a major easing of England’s lockdown.
He said: “I urge everyone to continue to behave responsibly and remember ‘hands, face, space and fresh air’ to suppress Covid as we push on with our vaccination programme.”
Shops deemed non-essential will also reopen on Monday, as will hairdressers, indoor gyms, swimming pools, nail salons and zoos in another stride back towards normality.
However, social mixing indoors will remain heavily restricted, with around 40 per cent of adults yet to receive their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.
The fanfare for the easing of restrictions has been muted by the national mourning for the Duke of Edinburgh.
Mr Johnson postponed his celebratory pint and Government communications have been pared back to essential messages after Philip’s death on Friday.