THE Prime Minister is set to announce how lockdown in England will end and when, with new plans suggesting pubs will be open by late April.

Boris Johnson is awaiting new data on the impact of vaccines on coronavirus after stressing he will take a “cautious and prudent approach” to easing England’s third national lockdown.

The Prime Minister is understood to be expecting evidence on the impact of the UK’s jabs programme on hospital admissions and deaths by the end of Friday, ahead of setting out his “road map” next week.

But it was unclear whether the early data would include the impact on transmission, with the results of two key Public Health England (PHE) studies potentially not ready until next month.

However, a blueprint timetable has emerged, suggesting the non-essential shops, pubs and some sporting venues will be open by late April.

The plans, reported by Sky News, suggest a rapid unlocking of the economy after pupils return to schools on March 8. 

Higher education and further education could be back in mid-April with hospitality venues, hotels and leisure facilities at the end of the month. 

Entertainment venues and more sporting facilities would then follow suit in early May.

There have been more than 800 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in the North-East and North Yorkshire as of yesterday, February 18.