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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed the steps the UK must take to fulfill 4 key assessments and progress out of lockdown measures. While kids can return to high school from March 8, the opposite phases – together with opening non-essential outlets and socialising in teams of six – are depending on key coronavirus knowledge.

Speaking from the Downing Street press convention on Monday Mr Johnson stated: “This is not the end today but it is very clearly a road map that takes us to the end.”

He informed the nation it might be a “one-way journey, we very much hope”.

Schools, weddings, non-essential outlets and socialising have been all key factors within the Prime Minister’s plan to exit lockdown.

However, some have been questioning what the roadmap means for holidays overseas this yr.

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Despite the current surge, some Britons are approaching the holiday season with trepidation, and are opting to remain within the UK quite than head overseas.

Paul Stewart, founding father of My Baggage stated: “It is great to even have international travel/holidays mentioned as part of relaxing the lockdown rules.

“No one was expecting foreign travel to open up anytime soon, so it is positive to see it may happen in the summer of 2021.

“But persons are nonetheless uneasy reserving something, primarily on account of how shortly issues can change round COVID.

“We have seen very few holiday bookings on our system when usually we would see a large increase in January and February.

“So, while we welcome the information, realistically we’re not positive how a lot assist this will likely be for the journey trade. People at the moment are trying to 2022 now for practical holiday plans overseas.”

Many UK-based holiday companies have seen bookings soar in recent months as coronavirus uncertainty puts a dampener on international travel.

And the top choices seem to be Devon, Cornwall and the picturesque North Yorkshire.

Matt Fox, CEO and Founder of Rest Easy Group, home to a series of the UK’s leading holiday rental marketplaces told Express.co.uk: “Since the beginning of the yr, we have seen a steady rise in bookings week on week, final week was the largest thus far with a enormous 70 p.c improve.

In phrases of standard places this summer time, as many as one in 5 bookings made are for properties in Devon or Cornwall.

“This displays a related development we noticed final yr, as these have been each 2020 British summer time hotspots. As the extra standard locations get booked up, we’ll see folks choosing these lesser-known, undiscovered areas of the UK.”

“As for stock in the summertime months, it is actually reserving up quick.

“For instance, there are solely 16 p.c of properties left in Cornwall obtainable to book for sure weeks in August, and that drops to eight p.c for Devon.

“In North Yorkshire and Cumbria, solely 30 p.c of properties can be found.

“We count on that determine to lower even additional now the roadmap out of lockdown has been outlined.

“At Snaptrip, we mixture all the standard UK holiday brokers, so these figures paint a image of a very busy Summer.”