THE health secretary has slammed the door on holiday-goers hopes that lockdown restrictions could be eased in time for a late summer vacation.

Matt Hancock grimaced and nodded his head as he was quizzed on whether “summer is cancelled” during an appearance on This Morning today.

“I think that’s likely to be the case,” he said, but added that the Government has “not made a final decision on that yet”.

He continued: “It is clear that we will seek to reopen some hospitality from early July if we reduce the spread.

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“But social distancing of some kind is going to continue and the conclusion from that is that it is unlikely that big, lavish international holidays are going to be possible this summer.

“I just think that is a reality of life.”

This comes two days after Boris Johnson revealed more of his "roadmap" to lift the some of the UK's lockdown measures over the next six months.

This will start tomorrow with people who cannot work from home - and in sectors such as manufacturing, food production and construction - urged back to work.

Garden centres will also reopen and people will be allowed outdoors for unlimited exercise in pursuits such as tennis, golf, lawn bowls and basketball.

However, they must keep two metres away from other people and only exercise with their own household.

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People in England should also wear face coverings in enclosed places, such as in some shops and on public transport, Mr Johnson said.

People can meet with a person from another household outdoors as long as social distancing is maintained. It can be one person one day and a different person the next.

Driving to destinations for outdoor walks and exercise is also permitted. Fines for those who break the rules will rise to £100 in England.

A Government document released yesterday also detailed future plans for reducing lockdown measures.

This includes the partial reopening of the hospitality industry in July