Boris Johnson speech today: What time is the PM’s coronavirus briefing on June 10? – The Sun

BORIS Johnson is expected to announce the reopening of zoos, non-essential retail and outdoor attractions later today.
Here's everything we know about what will happen during today's announcement.

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What time is Boris Johnson's speech today?

Boris will be chairing the daily coronavirus briefing from Downing Street at 5pm today.

It always takes place at Downing Street and has been a daily occurrence since March 16.

The briefing gives the nation the latest news in the coronavirus battle and is always led by a senior government minister.

What is Boris expected to announce?

Boris Johnson will announce that Zoos, safari parks and drive-through outdoor cinemas will be allowed to reopen next Monday.

Attractions will reopen provided they can accommodate social distancing safety rules.

Boris will also announce the easing of restrictions on outdoor attractions where people remain in their cars, such as safari parks and drive-in cinemas, because the risk of spreading the disease is lower outside.

It comes as the full list of shops allowed to reopen next week has also been revealed.

The lift on outdoor attractions is to offer families more options to entertain their kids after 12 weeks in lockdown.

The relaxation comes as the Government faces criticism over its handling of schools after Education Secretary Gavin Williamson conceded English primaries will not be able to welcome back all pupils before the summer holidays as planned.

Full list of shops allowed to reopen on June 15

  • Fashion shops
  • Charity shops
  • Betting shops and arcades
  • Tailors, dress fitters and fashion designers
  • Auction houses
  • Antique stores
  • Retail art galleries
  • Photography studios
  • Gift shops and retail spaces in theatres, museums, libraries, heritage sites and tourism sites
  • Mobile phone stores
  • Craft fairs
  • Similar types of retail

A Downing Street official said last night: "People are continuing to make huge sacrifices to reduce the spread of coronavirus and avoid a second spike, but we know it is tough and where we can safely open up more attractions, and it is supported by the science, we will do so.

"This is by necessity a careful process, but we hope the reopening of safari parks and zoos will help provide families with more options to spend time outdoors while supporting the industry caring for these incredible animals."

What happened at yesterday's press briefing?

Business secretary, Alok Sharma confirmed that non-essential shops in England can open from Monday, saying the move will “allow high streets up and down the country to spring back to life”.

Shops are being told to comply with safety guidelines and carry out risk assessments.

Sharma said consultations for safer work guidance are currently ongoing and businesses will be given time to prepare.

Restaurants, bars, barbers, hairdressers, nail bars and more will receive guidance soon.

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