WHAT did you think about the Prime Minister’s roadmap out of lockdown?

Yesterday, (22 February) Boris Johnson announced plans to ease lockdown, listing some provisional dates about when we can return to normality.

From April 12 at the earliest: shops, hairdressers, nail salons, libraries, outdoor attractions and outdoor hospitality venues such as beer gardens will reopen.

From May 17 at the earliest, two households or groups of up to six people will be allowed to mix indoors and limited crowds will be allowed at sporting events.

From June 21 at the earliest, all remaining restrictions on social contact could be lifted, larger events can go ahead and nightclubs could finally reopen.

We asked our readers what they thought about the Prime Minister’s roadmap to ease lockdown- this is what they had to say:

Sue Layfield was optimistic about the plan, writing: “If we carry on as we ( the majority of us ) are doing then I think it is a sensible and cautious plan.

“We have to do our bit for some time to come. We don't want to see restrictions coming back in but doing things slowly and carefully being able to see the results of each stage will surely be our reward.”

Linda Richardson also thinks the plan has promise- “as long as people behave and stick to the rules”.

However, not everyone was impressed with the plan.

David Thomson said it was “rubbish” implying that “rushing children into schools together” doesn’t make sense.

James Coombe said the plan is “ridiculous”.

He added: “Expect the Lakes to be Absolutely packed come April 12th as Self Catering & Holiday lets open up for business.

“All the holiday home owners will be raking it in, while all the locally owned B&Bs, hotels, restaurants, pubs etc will still be forced to remain closed for another 6 weeks... all the while enduring tens of thousands of Covid spreading tourists. Absolutely fuming!”