Live: Boris Johnson urges caution as England's Covid lockdown eases

29 March 2021, 08:22 | Updated: 29 March 2021, 21:01

The PM has urged caution as more lockdown measures are lifted in England
The PM has urged caution as more lockdown measures are lifted in England. Picture: PA Images

By Joe Cook

Boris Johnson has urged caution as families were allowed to reunite in groups outside and sports facilities can reopen outdoors for the first time in months.

The PM celebrated easing of lockdown restrictions and the freedom to play sports outdoors once again but warned the public to be sensible as the measures present a risk.

He was joined by Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty and Chief Scientific Advisor Sir Patrick Vallance in the new £2.6 million media room at No9 Downing Street.

As England takes a further step towards normality, three weeks after pupils went back to classrooms, the government has relaxed rules further today, as it works to "cautiously and irreversibly" lift the coronavirus restrictions.

The 'Stay at Home' law has been lifted and small weddings can take place, although ministers, experts and police are all urging the public to take things cautiously.

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