People play with a soccer ball in Shoreditch Park in London during the coronavirus pandemic in May

The rits flooded social media with funny memes and tweets as they celebrate Boris Johnson’s tentative plans to ease all restrictions by June 21

The PM shared his goal of effectively ending the lockdown in early summer as he laid out his roadmap to emerge from the lockout on Monday

M Johnson has given a series of key target dates as part of a four-part exit from the lockdown, which will include reopening schools from March 8 and opening stores, hairdressers and pubs from April 12 as soon as possible

June 21, however, was the key date that stuck in the minds of many, as Mr. Johnson said he hoped all restrictions on social contact could be lifted, with remaining items in the hospitality industry – such as nightclubs – allowed to open

This is the fourth step in the government’s plan and is subject to review, with the prime minister stressing that it is driven by “data, not dates” and that the timing is not guaranteed

But the British couldn’t help but celebrate, with many sharing their plans for the summer of 2021 in the hope that all limitations will be lifted

One of them tweeted: “My official apologies for the mess I’m going to be in on June 21st”

Another said: “So June 21st is essentially a cool week for the whole of the UK”

“On June 21, I will be walking the streets of Shoreditch at 9:00 am,” another Twitter user wrote

M Johnson said the roadmap “will guide us cautiously but irreversibly towards claiming our freedoms”

“The threat remains significant with the number of hospitals just starting to fall below the peak of the first wave in April,” he said

“But we are in a position to take these steps because of the determination of the British people and the extraordinary success of our NHS in vaccinating over 175 million people across the UK”

The news is a relief for many, as England has experienced three national lockdowns in a year due to the coronavirus

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