Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown says the country could be free from restrictions by June 21 (Picture: PA)

Boris Johnson has said he is ‘optimistic’ that the June 21 target for easing all lockdown restrictions will be met.

Asked during a visit to a school whether he thinks the date in four months time is realistic, he told reporters: ‘I’m very optimistic that we’ll be able to get there.’

The PM said he is ‘hopeful but nothing can be guaranteed’ and that progress relies on people ‘following guidance at each stage’.

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Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown

Boris Johnson has laid out his plans to lift Covid-19 restrictions in England, following weeks of lockdown which began on January 4.

The Prime Minister confirmed that the route back to normality will depend upon four tests for easing restrictions and will take into account the success of the vaccine rollout.