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People Are Calling On The Government To Make 21 June A Bank Holiday

Claire Reid

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People Are Calling On The Government To Make 21 June A Bank Holiday

People are calling on the UK Government to make 21 June a bank holiday.

As you're all probably aware by now - yesterday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his roadmap to lead Britain out of lockdown.

Although it's still subject to change, Johnson announced that 21 June is the earliest date we could see all restrictions on social contact removed.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

And, after a year of living under coronavirus restrictions, it seems as though plenty of people think that's something worth celebrating.

Posting on Twitter, one person wrote: "June 21st should be a bank holiday if you ask me."

Another tweeted Johnson to say: "@BorisJohnson what do you think about declaring the 21st of June, a NATIONAL Bank Holiday? I think it makes perfect sense."

While a third posted: "They may as well make the 21st June a bank holiday 'cause no ones going work are they?"

Others reckon it shouldn't even be a one-off and that 21 June should become an annual holiday, writing: "I vote 21st June for a new annual bank holiday to celebrate efforts of NHS & Key Workers and remember lives lost and scientific breakthroughs.

"Who is with me?"

Along similar lines, a woman wrote: "So if the road map goes to plan why don't we forever more make 21st June a bank holiday - to reflect each year on the dark days we all went through, to remember the ones who died of this horrible virus and to embrace our friends and family again."

Someone else is even in the process of setting up a petition, which, if published, will get debated in Parliament if it hits 100,000 signatures.

Although it's not live just yet, you can still show your support here.

Johnson unveiled his four step roadmap out of lockdown yesterday - it kicks off 8 March with schools reopening and people can meet outdoors recreationally with one person from another household.

From 29 March, the rule of six will be introduced outdoors between two households and outdoor sports will return.

Step two will commence from 12 April at the earliest, at which point outdoor hospitality, gyms, libraries, all retail, and outdoor attractions can reopen.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Step three will begin no earlier than 17 May and will allow groups of up to 30 to meet outdoors, cinemas to reopen and organised indoor sport to recommence. International travel will also be allowed.

Step four will begin no earlier than 21 June, at which point there will be no legal limits on social contact, enabling nightclubs to reopen and large events to go ahead.

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Topics: Coronavirus, UK, Boris Johnson, Politics

Claire Reid
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