Channel 4 News published this video item, entitled “Pubs and shops reopen in England as lockdown easing continues” – below is their description.
Pints are being poured, hair is being cut, tills are ringing in the shops, and al fresco meals are being served, as one of the world’s longest and most stringent lockdowns finally came to an end.
From today in England it’s now possible to eat and drink in outdoor seating at pubs and restaurants, go to the shops, get your hair cut, go to the gym, and go on a self-catered staycation with members of your own household.
In Wales, you can now go to the shops, get your eyebrows done or get a massage, and leave Wales to travel to other parts of the UK. But pubs and restaurants aren’t allowed to open outdoor spaces until April 26 at the earliest.
In Northern Ireland, the stay at home order is lifted today, and click and collect for non-essential retail can reopen.
Scots will have to wait until April 26 at the earliest for any further changes to the rules there.
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Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George’s Channel.
Geopolitically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. As of 2016, 4.8 million people live in the Republic of Ireland, and 1.8 million live in Northern Ireland.
The Irish climate is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and thus very moderate, and winters are milder than expected for such a northerly area, although summers are cooler than those in continental Europe. Rainfall and cloud cover are abundant.
A strong Irish culture exists, as expressed through Gaelic games, Irish music and the Irish language. The island’s culture shares many features with that of Great Britain, including the English language, and sports such as association football, rugby, horse racing, and golf.
During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.