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This is what will be allowed to reopen on July 4 - and how we can see loved ones

Families can be reunited, dinner parties will be allowed and drinkers can enjoy a pint from July 4 as England’s coronavirus lockdown is eased – but millions of people will still be unable to hug their loved ones.

Boris Johnson said the “national hibernation” is beginning to end, and “life is returning to our streets” but warned that the virus was still not defeated and vigilance was required.

Under the changes, indoor gatherings involving two separate households will be permitted – including the possibility of staying overnight in homes, hotels or B&Bs – but social distancing will need to be maintained.

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