Ending coronavirus restrictions is now being widely debated, and so it should be. With the vaccine roll-out continuing so successfully, it is time to start regaining control of our lives. And we cannot lock the country down again. The PM said people must be "optimistic but patient" about the coronavirus situation in the UK and the end to restrictions. Mr Johnson hailed the vaccine roll-out, but warned that now was not the time to "relax". He said there were still more people in hospital than at the peak of the first wave, and steps taken to ease lock-down should be "cautious but irreversible". He is to set out a road-map next week for lifting England's restrictions. It came after No 10 said it had hit its target to offer a jab to the UK's 15 million most vulnerable people. Also today, the first travellers required to stay at quarantine hotels arrived in the UK. All British and Irish citizens and UK residents who arrive in England after being in a high-risk Covid country now have to self-isolate in hotels. The "red list" of 33 countries includes Portugal, Brazil and South Africa. The new regulations, which aim to stop Covid variants entering the country, apply to arrivals who have been in one of those places in the past 10 days. The Health Secretary said that a third of social care staff in England have not had the Covid-19 vaccine, despite them being among the groups prioritised. Matt Hancock said it was "very important" for the staff, patients and society that they get the jab. The roll-out in England has officially been expanded to those aged 65 and over, and younger people in at-risk groups. Now on recess for a week, but there is still plenty of constituency matters to deal with, and virtual meetings with parliamentary colleagues on a range of issues, not least the pandemic.