Prime minister Boris Johnson has revealed the government’s 50-page recovery strategy, which is now available to read online. In his address to the House of Commons, 11 May, the prime minister offered slightly more information than was revealed in his television address to the nation, 10 May.
In addition to the conditional phased re-opening of hospitality, the plan notes that some sporting and cultural events may also return in July, but behind closed doors. The prime minister also revealed that a detailed plan of how individual sectors would re-open would be forthcoming in the days ahead, although did not speculate which ones.
The chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak, is expected to outline changes to state support measures for businesses, 12 May. The events industry has been vocal in calling for extended measures to keep businesses afloat, such as continuing the furlough scheme.