Prime Minister to abandon slogan “stay at home” and instead tell country to “stay alert, control the virus and save lives” when he exposes his “road map” to a new normal during a address to the nation on Sunday. Johnson plans to tell workers who cannot do their homework to start going back to work while respecting the rules of social distancing.
It is understood that an alert system administered by a new “joint biosafety center” will detect local increases in infection rates, with the aim of locally modifying restrictions in England. The alerts range from green at level one to red at level five. Johnson should say that the nation as a whole is about to go from four to three.
The Prime Minister will chair a Cobra emergency committee meeting with cabinet ministers, leaders of devolved nations and the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, before his pre-recorded speech at 7 p.m.
On Monday, the government will release a 50-page document outlining the full plan to carefully kick-start the economy of MPs.