The Good Morning Britain presenter has recently taken some time off the show while he recovers from an illness he feared to be COVID-19, although his tests came back negative and he will return this morning.
He continued attacking the new measures in a reply to a viewer who said that they don’t apply to households.
He said: “I haven’t seen two of my sons for 10 weeks.
“They live 10 minutes away, next to a large common.
“Am I allowed to go and see them, if I stay 2 metres away?
“The answer appears to be no, yet I can see 1000’s of strangers a day in my local park if I stay two meters away.”
Boris Johnson announced on Sunday that some measure will be lifted as the UK continues to see a decline in infections.
But he stressed that now “is not the time” to end the lockdown altogether, and said the government is simply taking “the first careful steps” to ease certain measures.
The most significant changes introduced by the Prime Minister is that workers that can’t work from home are being urged to return to their roles, such as those in the construction industry.
For those going back to work, Johnson said they should avoid crowded public transport and either go by car, “or even better by walking or bicycle.”
The new measures have drawn criticism across political divides for its perceived inconsistency in what it aims to do.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been at odds with Downing Street’s coronavirus response, and has led attacks on Boris’ latest measures.
She said: “For Scotland right now, given the fragility of the progress we have made, given the critical point we are at, it would be catastrophic for me to drop the ‘stay at home’ message, which is why I am not prepared to do it … particularly in favour of a message that is vague and imprecise.”
Sturgeon will make an appearance on GMB tomorrow to answer questions on Scotland and the UK’s strategy for handling the virus.