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Boris Johnson briefing to announce major lockdown changes including for pubs

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Boris Johnson will hold a press conference to announce major lockdown changes.

The Prime Minister will host the briefing at 5pm on Monday as the lockdown continues to ease in England.

He will be joined by England's chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty and chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance.

Mr Johnson will confirm the country's next step out of the coronavirus lockdown, due next Monday, when pub beer gardens and hairdressers are set to reopen.

Non-essential shops, outside hospitality and gyms are also due to reopen for the first time in months.

Mr Johnson is also expected to outline his plan to restart international travel at the briefing.

This is likely to include a traffic light system designating holiday destinations as green, amber or red.

At the moment, travelling abroad without a valid reason in England could land you a fine of £5,000.

But the ban on international travel is set to remain in place until May 17 at the earliest.

And he is expected to say more about plans for Covid certificates for mass gatherings from sporting events to nightclubs.

The briefing will take place a year to the day that he was taken to hospital with Covid-19.

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