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Lockdown end UK: When will lockdown end? Boris pinpoints when UK will return to normal

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the nation at a briefing on Friday, July 17. The PM announced a number of changes to the UK lockdown, as well as providing an update on how the country will take steps to prevent a second spike in COVID-19 infections. 

When will lockdown end?

After months of lockdown in the UK, many are wondering when life will finally be returning to normal.

On Friday the PM gave an update on when things are likely to return to life as usual in the UK.

He also announced a further easing of lockdown restrictions to start from August.

Mr Johnson said he hoped for a “more significant return to normality by November”.

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He said: “From August 1, we will reopen most remaining leisure settings, namely bowling, skating rings, casinos and we will enable close contact services, beauticians to resume.

“Nightclubs, soft play areas – sadly – need to remain closed for now, although this will be kept under review.

“We will restart indoor performances to a live audience, subject to the success of pilots, and we will also pilot larger gatherings in venues like sport stadia, with a view to a wider reopening in the autumn.

“We will also allow wedding receptions for up to 30 people.”

He added: “It is my strong and sincere hope that we will be able to review the outstanding restrictions and allow a more significant return to normality from November, at the earliest, possibly in time for Christmas.”

This is a breaking story with updates to follow.

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