From 8 March, restrictions in England will start to ease and the Government’s four-step roadmap will provide a route back to a more normal life.
The decision to move from one step to the next will be based on the four tests below:
- The vaccine programme continues successfully
- Evidence shows vaccines are effective in reducing hospital admissions and deaths in those vaccinated
- Infection rates do not increase hospital admissions which would put pressure on the NHS
- The new variants do not impact the assessments