The total death toll as a result of Coronavirus now stands at 37,837, an increase of 377 as of today.
In the daily briefing, Boris Johnson announced that from Monday lockdown measures which have been in place since 20 March will now be eased. On Monday nurseries, other early years settings, reception, year one and year six, will be allowed to open. On 15 June secondary schools will be allowed to open for years 10 and 12. Shops will also allowed to open with outdoor retail and car showrooms taking the lead. On the 15 June non-essential retail will allowed to be open if the rate of infection continues to decline.
Groups of six people from different households will be allowed to meet in private gardens from Monday as long as they continue to observe social distancing rules. The Prime Minister cautioned that although meetings of different households were allowed, people should avoid meeting people from several households in quick succession.