The British government hopes to ease some of the restrictions on confinement in March, as the vaccination process progresses, said British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab.
"What we want to do is get out of this national confinement as soon as possible," the British minister told Sky News television, quoted by Reuters, this Sunday.
Dominic Raab added that “in early spring, hopefully in March, we will be in a position to make these decisions”, noting that they will not move forward with lifting all restrictions at once.
"As we eliminate national confinement, we will end up adopting a layered (regional) strategy", he stressed.
The UK has been in confinement since 5 January, with schools closed to most students, closed non-core businesses and teleworking whenever possible. At the time of the announcement, the British government pointed to six weeks, stressing that it is only allowed to "leave the house for strict reasons provided by law", such as shopping for essential goods or having medical assistance.