People shielding against coronavirus can now leave their home and return to work, as a further easing of lockdown restrictions in England is postponed.

More than two million at high risk will no longer need to isolate in most of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

It comes after the PM applied the brakes to easing restrictions further and as some businesses remain closed.

England’s chief medical officer warned the UK may have reached the limit on lifting lockdown as cases rise.

Prof Chris Whitty said the “idea that we can open up everything and keep the virus under control” is wrong.

Asked whether it was safe for England’s schools to fully reopen to all pupils in the autumn, Prof Whitty said it was a “difficult balancing act” but “we

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