When can Britain reopen? This spring, summer and autumn’s Covid calendar

Slow unlocking at the right time and unprecedented vaccine coverage key to avoiding resurgence, scientists say

The UK’s coronavirus vaccination programme passed a milestone this week, with 10m first doses administered. The rate of jabs is averaging more than 400,000 a day and the government is on course to meet its target of giving first doses to the 15 million most vulnerable people by mid-February.

But scientists say that unprecedented vaccine coverage and staged unlocking at the right time are crucial to avoid a devastating resurgence. So, season by season, how might 2020 look?

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