But the relaxed restrictions won’t apply to the more than two million medically vulnerable people who are shielded,
He says that with testing capacity currently standing at 161,000 tests a day, the NHS will be able to cope with demand.
WATCH: Johnson at Liaison Committee. Clark raises Cummings without naming him. And poses an important policy question.
Others tended either to raise Cummings directly or else stick to their brief. The Science & Technology Chair found a third way.
He also announced that for the first time since March 18, there have been no deaths related to the virus in Northern Ireland.
The leader of Scotland’s Conservatives makes his call in the wake of Douglas Ross’ resignation as a Scotland Minister earlier today.
“We know that the transmission of the virus is lower outdoors and that it is easier to follow Covid-secure guidelines in open spaces.”
He says the media has misrepresented events, that he’s made mistakes – but that he didn’t do anything wrong.
Elsewhere, the daily number of deaths recorded from Coronavirus fall to below a hundred. It rose above a hundred a day in late March.
“Why then do you still feel unable to share your true thoughts on social media – or even guilty for associating with those that you’d like to?”
“You can’t have one law for Downing Street and another law for everybody else,” he says.
WATCH: Cummings 4) Caroline Johnson, Party Vice-Chair, says he thinks he’s followed the letter of the law
“He’s of the belief that he’s stuck within the guidance…it does allow for people who have worries about family members”.
WATCH: Cummings 3) Shapps would rather talk about “things that matter to people’s everyday lives” – like his £1 billion plan for the A66
“It will cover all the way from Penrith to Scotch Corner…I had hoped to get a bit of time to talk about things I’m an expert in.”
“No one is indispensable…He should go today. If he doesn’t we shall just be talking about this until he goes.”
WATCH: Stonewall Shapps. He leads today’s press conference with a £283 transport announcement. But the questions zero in on…
…You-know-who. The Transport Secretary insists that the Prime Minister’s adviser was following the guidelines.
Questioned while arriving home, he says that he is “obviously not” going to consider his position.