UK Covid live: Lockdown restrictions ease on ‘manic Monday’ as vaccine for under 50s in England could begin imminently

Leah Sinclair and Luke O'Reilly
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Pub gardens and restaurants with outdoor dining have opened as further lockdown restrictions were eased on Monday.

From April 12 shops, hairdressers, nail salons, libraries, gyms and outdoor hospitality venues such as beer gardens were allowed to reopen.

Most outdoor attractions, such as zoos and theme parks, can reopen, and funerals can continue with up to 30 people, and the numbers able to attend weddings, receptions and commemorative events such as wakes will rise from six to 15.

It comes as vaccines for under 50s in England could begin imminently as the deadline to offer the jab to highest risk group approaches.

Reports suggest that some healthy adults in their 40s could be offered the jab as soon as Tuesday after the Government has met its target for offering the vaccine to over 50s and those deemed clinically vulnerable.

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