Nick Grimshaw is feeling ’emotional’ after Boris Johnson unveiled his roadmap out of lockdown.
On Monday, the Prime Minister unveiled plans for four steps to guide the country back to normality starting with schools opening on March 8, and the radio DJ is excited for the potential reopening of nightclubs from June 21 in the final stage.
He wrote on Instagram: ‘This government graphic with the predicted date of June 21st of clubs opening has actually made me feel emotional. Imagining dancing, feeling loud music thumping through your chest and hugging your friends.
‘The magic of a dance floor cannot be recreated at home and believe me I’ve tried.
‘Fingers crossed we can be back dancing soon and life as we knew it can be restored.’
Similarly, Rylan Clark-Neal revealed he’s also got one eye on the final step which is set for no earlier than June 21, with no legal limits on social contact, nightclubs opening, larger events back on track and ‘no legal limit on all life events’.
With a fingers crossed emoji, he wrote alongside a screenshot of the measures: ‘Just waiting for this step’.
Former Love Island star Dr. Alex George was also very positive about the announcement, and shared a peek at his phone’s calendar which marked June 21 as him ‘getting [his] life back’.
He captioned the Instagram post: ‘WE HAVE A DATE FOR THE DIARY All going well we could see an end to restrictions on the 21st of June. This is SUCH good news and a real glimmer of hope.’
However, the 30-year-old – who was recently appointed as an ambassador to advise the government on mental health – also urged people to take care and ‘protect the NHS’ while letting themselves enjoy a moment of ‘optimism’.
He continued: ‘Let’s use this motivation to keep going, look after ourselves, protect the NHS and move forward with a clear goal in sight.
‘I know there are many variables in this scenario but right now we need all the optimism we can get. Let’s do this. We will all have earned a drink at the end of this’.
After noting the success of the vaccination programme, Mr. Johnson added the easing of lockdown will be led by ‘data, not dates’, and stressed the lifting of measures will take place nationally, and not regionally as before.
He explained there are four steps to unlocking the country, but there will be five weeks between each stage to assess the impact it is having on infections.
Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown
Boris Johnson has laid out his plans to lift Covid-19 restrictions in England, following weeks of lockdown which began on January 4.
The Prime Minister confirmed that the route back to normality will depend upon four tests for easing restrictions and will take into account the success of the vaccine rollout.
- Boris Johnson unveils four-step plan out of lockdown
- All schools in England to return from March 8
- Outdoor sports to return next month as lockdown eases
- Hairdressers, barbers and salons to stay shut until April 12 at the earliest
- Families to reunite indoors from May as two households can mix
- Pub beer gardens to open from April 12 and Scotch egg rule won’t return
- Restaurants and drinking inside pubs to return from May
- Work from home orders to continue until late June at earliest
- UK staycations to return from April at earliest, Boris confirms
- Gyms to reopen from April for people exercising alone or with their household