“In these circumstances we must take a careful and a balanced decision.
“There is only one reason why we contemplate going ahead to Step Four in circumstances where we would normally be locking down further, and that’s because of the continuing effectiveness of the vaccine rollout.”
Mr Johnson added: “We have to balance the risks – the risks of the disease which the vaccines have reduced but very far from eliminated, and the risks of continuing with legally-enforced restrictions that inevitably take their toll on people lives and livelihoods, on people’s health and mental health.
“We must be honest with ourselves that if we can’t reopen society in the next few weeks, when we will be helped by the arrival of summer and the school holidays, then we must ask ourselves: when will we be able to return to normal?”
Author: Myriam Toua
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