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Boris Johnson Reveals He's Booked To Go To Pub On 12th April

Boris Johnson Reveals He's Booked To Go To Pub On 12th April

He should probably get to the barbers first

Jake Massey

Jake Massey

Boris Johnson has revealed that he will be heading straight to the pub when beer gardens reopen on 12 April.

During a visit to a nursery in London earlier today (Thursday 25 March), the prime minister ruffled his typically messy blonde lid and spoke of his need for a mop chop.

What was his excuse in 2006?

"I need to get a haircut... I do need a haircut, I do badly need a haircut, it's going to happen," he told Sky News.

After it was suggested that his fiancée Carrie Symonds could have a stab at tidying up the unruly mess, Johnson said: "She's going to have another go."

But when asked if he'd booked an appointment for 12 April - when hairdressers can reopen - he replied: "For the pub? Yes. For the haircut? I don't know about that."

Yes, it seems the PM is just as excited as the rest of us by the quaffing in the offing.

But I'm not sure about this 'my hair is a mess 'cause the hairdressers are closed' shtick he seems to be peddling at the moment. Hairdressers have been open for the vast majority of his political career and his barnet has been consistently unkempt at best - an electrified white crow's nest at worst.

Anyway, just in case you aren't counting down the days till the pubs reopen, I'll summarise how the roadmap ahead of us looks.

From Monday (29 March), you will be able to meet up outdoors with one other household or in a group of up to six people from separate households. Outdoor leisure facilities and organised grassroots sports will also resume.

Things will improve a bit from Monday.

Then, at Step Two, outdoor hospitality, gyms, libraries, all retail, and outdoor attractions will reopen on 12 April at the earliest.

All being well, Step Three will begin on 17 May and will enable groups of up to 30 to meet outdoors, hospitality to reopen indoors, cinemas to reopen and organised indoor sport to recommence. International travel will also be allowed - although there will be numerous restrictions and procedures in place.

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.

Advancing through each step as scheduled is dependent on the following four measures being met:

  • The vaccine deployment programme is continuing successfully.
  • Evidence shows vaccines are sufficiently effective in reducing hospitalisations and deaths in those vaccinated.
  • Infection rates do not risk a surge in hospitalisations which would put unsustainable pressure on the NHS.
  • The assessment of the risks is not fundamentally changed by new variants.

Things are heading in the right direction now though, folks. Touch wood, you'll have a fresh trim and an even fresher pint in your hand in less than 20 days.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: UK News, Pubs, Boris Johnson, Pub