Coronavirus restrictions are set to ease even further, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a raft of new guidelines yesterday.

From August 1, remaining leisure centres will reopen and indoor performances with live audiences can resume if pilots are successful, while trials will begin for sports stadiums to reopen from October.

Mr Johnson also immediately scrapped the advice to avoid public transport in England and detailed plans to extinguish local outbreaks of coronavirus to avoid another national shutdown.

We've mentioned previously in this column that every step towards normality needs to be met with a renewed determination to fight the virus - that means more social distancing, more hygiene and more face masks.

There is still no cure or vaccine for the virus, and people are rightly scared.

Some of our readers, as we report on page five of today's Mail, have not agreed with the decision.

One reader, Alex Rayment, said: “Someone needs to tell the virus. The Government has no idea what it is doing.”

While we can't agree the Government has no idea what it is doing - we do hope that this is the right move.

As always, it's up to each and everyone of us to stop the spread.