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Boris Johnson announcement: What time is the PM’s speech today?

BORIS Johnson is the man guiding the UK through these uncertain times, as the coronavirus pandemic has changed the lives of Brits entirely.

The Prime Minister is expected to reveal new easing of lockdown measures today (Tuesday, June 23), which could see punters return to pubs and hotels reopen.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson will give a speech on coronavirus changes[/caption]

What time is Boris Johnson’s speech today?

Since the coronavirus outbreak Boris Johnson has given a number of speeches announcing how the government is tackling the spread of Covid-19.

His next speech is scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, 2020 and is likely to take place in the Commons.

A Downing Street spokesperson has confirmed he will make a statement at 12.30 if no urgent questions are made during Commons.

The PM has been under increasing pressure to reduce the two metre social distancing rule in England.

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The Prime Minister is expected to announce pubs can reopen from July 4[/caption]

What is Boris Johnson expected to announce?

It has been anticipated Mr Johnson will announce the reopening of the hospitality sector and reduce or scrap the two metre rule.

Here are some of the changes Brits can expect:

  • Two metre rule reduced to one metre
  • Pubs to reopen from July 4
  • Restaurants to resume from July 4
  • Hotels to open from July 4
  • Hairdressers to resume operation from July 4
  • British tourism industry to be updated on when business restart 
  • Review of coronavirus rules 
  • Quarantine rule update
  • Report on air bridges policy 
  • Social distancing guideline reminder

The Prime Minister is expected to appeal to the public to abide by social distancing guidelines to keep the coronavirus under control. 

A No10 spokesperson said: “The reason we are able to move forward this week is because the vast majority of people have taken steps to contain the virus. 

“The more we open up, the more important it is that everyone follows the social distancing rules. 

“We will not hesitate to put the handbrake on to stop the virus running out of control.”

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Boris Johnson is expected to reduce the 2m rule on June 23[/caption]

Is Boris chairing the coronavirus press briefing on Tuesday, June 23?

Mr Johnson is expected to chair Tuesday’s (June 23) press conference at approximately 5pm.


However, very few details have been given on the matter, including who will join him as speakers.

He will most likely answer questions from journalists and the public about his latest lockdown update.

The PM is also expected to present the latest coronavirus figures and developments on tackling Covid-19.

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