UK Government Recovery Strategy

The UK government has released new guidance on its proposed “recovery strategy” described as a “roadmap for how and when the UK will adjust its response to the COVID-19 crisis”. The contents are listed below for reference.

The new guidance provides information on changes to the current restrictions in place since 23rd March 2020 and changes planned for the coming weeks and months.

Please note that although this is identified as guidance from the UK government it only applies in England. The devolved administrations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have independent responsibility for their own approaches.

Click HERE to view the document on the government website.

Click HERE to download a copy of the PDF

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s statement on the proposals, 10 May 2020

Response from Keir Starmer, Leader of the Opposition, 11 May 2020


The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy

Presented to Parliament by the Prime Minister by Command of Her Majesty

11 May 2020


Foreword from the Prime Minister

1. The current situation

  • Phase one
  • Moving to the next phase
  • The challenges ahead

2. Our aims: saving lives; saving livelihoods

  • Health effect
  • Economic effect
  • Social effect
  • Feasibility
  • Overarching principles

3. Our approach: a phased recovery

  • Phase two: smarter controls
  • Regular steps of adjustments to current measures
  • “COVID-19 Secure” guidelines
  • Protecting the most clinically vulnerable people
  • A more differentiated approach to risk
  • Reactive measures
  • Phase three: reliable treatment

4. Our roadmap to lift restrictions step-by-step

  • Step One
  • Work
  • Schools
  • Travel
  • Face-coverings
  • Public spaces
  • Protecting the clinically vulnerable
  • Enforcement
  • Parliament
  • International travel
  • Step Two
  • Social and family contact
  • Step Three

5. Fourteen supporting programmes

  • 1. NHS and care capacity and operating model
  • 2. Protecting care homes
  • 3. Smarter shielding of the most vulnerable
  • 4. More effective, risk-based targeting of protection measures
  • 5. Accurate disease monitoring and reactive measures
  • Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC)
  • 6. Testing and tracing
  • 7. Increased scientific understanding
  • 8. “COVID-19 Secure” guidelines
  • 9. Better distancing measures
  • 10. Economic and social support to maintain livelihoods and restore the economy
  • 11. Treatments and vaccines
  • 12. International action and awareness
  • 13. Public communication, understanding and enforcement
  • 14. Sustainable government structures

6. How you can help

  • A collective effort
  • Lending a hand

Annex A: Staying safe outside your home

Annex B: Summary table: COVID-19 vulnerable groups

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