MID Essex readers agree that social distancing measures should end on June 21 as part of the Governments roadmap out of lockdown.

There is a “good chance” social distancing will be ditched next month, Boris Johnson has said.

The final decision on whether the change can be brought in from June 21 will depend on the data, the Prime Minister added.

We asked our readers whether social distancing should be scrapped on June 21 and over 400 of you had your say.

The majority agree that measures should be scrapped, as long as the data is safe.

Helen Osborn said: "100 per cent yes and lose the masks. We need to learn to live with this now. Lots have had at least one vaccination. Let us get back to normal please."

Lisa-Marie Bridge said: "I think if it's backed up with proof that it is safe then yes, we should scrap it."

But whilst many agree, others say we should only ease restrictions when "it is safe to do so".

Others said it should be up to individuals if they wish to continue practicing social distancing.

Shelly Lawrence said: "Let people be and normal life resume. If you aren't happy doing so that it your choice and you carry on that way of life but let people that want normality back have it."

Dianna Bray said: "No and foreign travel should not go ahead either. It's just going to get bad again."

Earlier this week Boris Johnson confirmed the next stage of lockdown easing will take place on May 17.

Under the next stage of the road map, people will be able to meet in groups of up to 30 outdoors, while six people or two households can meet indoors.

People will also be allowed to stay overnight with those not in their household or bubble.

Pubs, restaurants, and other hospitality venues such as cinemas and soft play areas are permitted to reopen indoors.