AFTER nearly two months of national lockdown, the Prime Minister is expected to reveal his plan for a return to some form of normality tomorrow.

And while restrictions are expected to be lifted at a slow pace – with some measures standing until the mid-summer at least, there is light at the end of the tunnel for many.

Boris Johnson’s road map, which will be unveiled on Monday, will set out the steps for easing measures over the coming months, with a return to the classroom for schoolchildren the first item on the agenda.

While a staggard approach is expected, many of the country’s children can expect to be back in the classroom by March 8.

At the opposite end of the scale the hospitality industry is likely to be left waiting the longest to reopen despite calls to allow bars and restaurants to open in some capacity in a last-ditch bid to save thousands of suffering businesses.

Meanwhile people are expected to be allowed to meet with family members outdoors by the Easter weekend.

This means visits to loved ones will once again be back on the cards, in the fresh air and at a social distance.

Yesterday it was also revealed that those living in care homes will be able to have a nominated visitor to come and see them, where holding hands would be allowed – something that has not been possible since visitors were banned from homes last March.

Visitors going into homes will be required to take a lateral flow test, which gives an almost immediate result, before entry. They must also wear PPE.

While a date has not yet been announced, Mr Johnson will also discuss dates for the reopening of non-essential shops and the beauty industry.

It is expected that the Prime Minister will outline his plans to the House of Commons in the afternoon followed by a televised address to the nation in the evening.

On Sunday it was announced that all adults in the UK should be offered a coronavirus vaccine by the end of July.

The Prime Minister said the accelerated rollout would help protect the most vulnerable sooner and enable the easing of some restrictions.

Adults aged 50 and over – as well as those with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk – will be offered a vaccine by April 15 under the expedited plans.

By July 31, all adults should have been offered a jab – though the order of priority for those under 50 has yet to be outlined by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

Ministers had set a target to offer vaccines to all adults by September, with an aim to reach all those aged 50 and over in the first nine JCVI priority groups by May.