Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that he believes we are through the worst of COVID-19 but has warned the public to not blow it now.
The PM told LBC: “Tomorrow we come to step three of the plan that I set out on 10 May, that everybody, I think, has understood, or huge numbers of people have understood and followed very carefully and very closely.
“And it’s because people stuck to that plan that we’re now able to carefully and cautiously open up hospitality tomorrow.
“And my message is really for people to enjoy summer sensibly and make sure that it all works.”
Mr Johnson also states that reopening pubs on a Monday rather than a Saturday would have made “no difference”.
“We’ve progressed thanks to the efforts of the British people from an incidence of the disease at about one in 400 a few weeks ago to maybe one in 2,200 today,” he said.
“You’re appreciably less likely now to be in close proximity to someone who has it than you were even a couple of weeks ago.
“We’re making progress, we aimed for 4 July, we wanted to set ourselves a target, we think we’re in good shape but my message is let’s not blow it.”