Matt Hancock explains just when you can plug friends and family

The 60-page roadmap taking England out of lockdown includes specific dates on when you will be allowed to enter.

According to BBC Breakfast hugging should be allowed ‘as soon as possible, no later than 17 May’.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “That’s right and that’s the only date you can travel and stay overnight.

“That’s in Phase Three, which is obviously five weeks after phase two changed.”

He said: “We know that this disease is closely linked and so the reason for that is that by then all the most vulnerable groups will be able to do two jobs. to have. “

He said: “We want to be careful so that the most vulnerable groups get both of those measures.”

Mr Hancock also explained exactly what the new lock-in building rules for England mean when you can meet friends and family.

Rules will start changing from March 8, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Monday, when you will be allowed to meet one person at a time outside for socializing.

The rules then change again every five weeks – if coronavirus infection continues, hospitalization and mortality rates fall.

The next big change will come on March 29, when the rules change from ‘stay at home’ to ‘stay local’.

People will then be allowed to take part in unnecessary travel.

Speaking on BBC Breakfast today, Mr Hancock said: “On 29 March there will still be guidelines for staying local and by law you will not be able to stay overnight or go on holiday elsewhere. home for example unfortunately

“But we can take that first step until we have a Rule Six or two homes out and although previously it was just a Rule Six we are proposing a Rule Six or two families so that large families like an example or two families with two children can see each other – but outdoors because we know the outdoors is safer than indoors. “

He said: “We will then get to the position where people can go and stay overnight … I hope we can get there by mid-May as suggested in the roadmap.”