The Sunday Express can reveal the Government's blueprint for post-lockdown Britain will include advising workplaces to have floor markings to ensure people are two metres apart, staggered arrival times and breaks, fewer people in lifts and regular deep cleaning as part of an 11-point Covid safety plan. The Government has set a target of May 26, the day after the second May Bank Holiday, to encourage people back to work.
Details will be announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson this week in a careful process to provide a "slow return to normality". It comes as figures showed 621 more coronavirus deaths yesterday, bringing the total to 28,131 - which Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick described as "heartbreaking".
But the number in hospital with coronavirus has dropped 13 percent in the past week to 14,695. And for a second day in a row the Government hit its virus testing target - 105,937 on Friday.
Meanwhile a poll has shown people are nervous about leaving their homes.
Asked how they would feel if the Government began easing restrictions in May, 59 percent of the 1,500 questioned say they will not feel comfortable going out and won't resume normal life in June.
The Redfield &Wilton Strategies poll showed 56 percent were confident of how the Government has handled the crisis and 69 percent trusted the scientific advice.
Mr Jenrick said: "We are going to think carefully about how we approach the next stage of the virus and again we will be guided by medical opinion.
"We will be taking a careful cautious approach to that because the overriding objective is to ensure the rate of transmission is below one, that we build in some headroom to protect the NHS and ensure it doesn't get overwhelmed by a second peak."
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Image: PA Video/PA Wire/PA Images)
Deputy chief medical officer Jenny Harries said: "People need very clear messaging to understand when they can come out and to be reassured when it is