Happy Monday is here! Britons hit outdoor pools at 6am and cycle at midnight
Cycling clubs and golfers were out at midnight and swimmers doing lengths before dawn today as England stepped out of lockdown and straight into a three-day spring heatwave with temperatures hitting 70F (21C) this afternoon and 76F (24C) tomorrow.
In a video address, Boris Johnson wished the country ‘the very best of luck’ and said he knows ‘how hard it has been to be separated from your teammates and your coaches and the sports that you love’.
As of today – dubbed ‘Happy Monday’ – up six people, or two full households – are allowed to meet outside, including in back gardens, for the first time in four months. The Government’s ‘stay at home’ rule has been replaced with ‘stay local’ while its new…