GROUPS of up to six people will be able to meet outdoors from Monday, June 1, after Boris Johnson eased lockdown restrictions.

People will be able to meet up either in parks and public spaces, or in private gardens, with the Prime Minister insisting there is 'no difference in health risk'.

Speaking at the daily coronavirus update in Downing Street this evening, May 28, Mr Johnson said: "I know the toll the lockdown has taken on families and friends who have been unable to see each other.

"So from Monday, we will allow up to six people to meet outside, provided those from different households continue strictly to observe social distancing rules by staying 2m apart.

"These changes mean that friends and family can start to meet their loved ones, perhaps seeing both parents at once or both grandparents at once.

"I know that for many people, this will be a long awaited and joyful moment.

"But I must stress that to contol the virus, everyone needs to stay alert, act responsibly, strictly observe social distancing rules and stay 2m apart from those you do not live with."