DOMINIC Raab today revealed hopes the UK could be in a "whole different world" in just nine weeks' time if a vaccine is available.
The Foreign Secretary said the Tier system could realistically be phased out by February 3 if the most vulnerable are able to be protected.
Mr Raab's comments come after Boris Johnson said the Tier regulations could contain a "sunset clause" at the start of February.
And speaking on Sky's Sophy Ridge On Sunday this morning, Mr Raab said it was hoped that the vaccine would enable the UK to move into a new phase by February next year.
He said: "We think by the Spring, we don't know, but we think will be able to move to a whole different world because the vaccine will have distributed to key workers and the most vulnerable by age."
The date of February 3 comes after Boris faces a growing backlash from his own MPs after The Sun revealed that Easter Monday had originally been pencilled in for lifting the tiers system.
Covid tiers could ‘realistically’ end on February 3, Dominic Raab says & vows vaccine should bring normal life by Spring
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