More than 31 million people have now received the first dose of a Covid vaccine across the UK (Picture: Getty/Downing Street)
The Prime Minister has reminded people they still cannot meet up indoors with those outside of their households or bubbles as jabs ‘don’t entirely remove the risk of transmission’.
It comes after restrictions were eased on Monday, with the rule of six reintroduced outdoors and outdoor team sports and activities now allowed.
In Q&A published to his Twitter profile, Mr Johnson was asked if people can meet friends and family members indoors if they are vaccinated.
He replied: ‘And there I’m afraid, the answer is no, because we’re not yet at that stage.
‘We’re still very much in the world where you can meet friends and family outdoors under the rule of six or two households.
‘And even though your friends and family members may be vaccinated, the vaccines are not giving 100% protection, and that’s why we just need to be cautious.
‘We don’t think that they entirely reduce or remove the risk of transmission.’
More than 31 million people have now received the first dose of a Covid vaccine across the UK, while four million have had their second.
No vaccine is 100% effective in stopping transmission of the virus – but the ones in use have returned stunning results.
One dose of the Oxford vaccine cuts hospitalisations by up to 94%, four weeks after being jabbed, new research from Scotland suggested last month.
Meanwhile, Pfizer said yesterday it’s vaccine provides protection against Covid for at least six months – including the South African variant that many feared had evolved to evade antibodies.
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