& # 39; Island Communities & # 39; just as the Isle of Wight could be used to pilot measures allowing the government to create the restriction in the UK, Michael Gove suggested.

The cabinet minister told MPs isolated areas where it was easy to control movement in and out could be used as test beds for measures that could then be used on a larger scale.

His suggestion brings the opportunity to other picturesque islands in the UK, such as the Hebrides and Anglesey.

Ministers could also discuss expanding the & # 39; island communities & # 39; idea to parts of the mainland, such as Cornwall, provided sources to & # 39; the Telegraph.

Speaking to the & # 39; Public Administration & Constitutional Affairs Committee & # 39; e Commons he tried to distance the government from the idea that different regions and peoples of the UK could facilitate the lockdown at the same rate.

He said, & # 39; My own personal view is that it is preferable if we do it (lift the lockdown) as one UK.

& # 39; But there is a specific scientific justification for saying that island communities can be areas where you can pilot some measures, contact us in & # 39; in particular, to combine this with relaxing measures at a progressively greater rate.

& # 39; That can help you judge what is right for the country in & # 39; t generally. & # 39;

However, such plans are likely to face harsh opposition from local residents who cannot object to being used as guinea pigs.

The cabinet minister told MPs isolated areas where it was easy to control movement in and out could be used as test beds for measures that could then be used on a larger scale.

Cornwall and its picturesque holiday resorts such as St Ives (pictured) could be used elsewhere as test beds. But the locals probably won't enjoy being used as guinea pigs

Cornwall and its picturesque holiday resorts such as St Ives (pictured) could be used elsewhere as test beds. But the locals probably won't enjoy being used as guinea pigs

The Island of Wight is connected to the mainland by ferry and hovercraft services from Lymington, Southampton and Portsmouth

The Island of Wight is connected to the mainland by ferry and hovercraft services from Lymington, Southampton and Portsmouth

In happier times, tourists enjoy the beach in Ventnor on & # 39; the south coast of & # 39; an Isle of Wight

In happier times, tourists enjoy the beach in Ventnor on & # 39; the south coast of & # 39; an Isle of Wight

Cornwall has only two main trams and one main railway line that can enter and exit which could be accessed. Pictured are the Tamar River and railway bridges that connect it to Devon

Cornwall has only two main trams and one main railway line that can enter and exit which could be accessed. Pictured are the Tamar River and railway bridges that connect it to Devon

A sign is seen in the village of Constantine Bay on & # 39; the north coast of Cornwall, which & # 39; warns tourists - derogatorily & # 39; grockles & # 39; or & # 39; emmets & # 39; called locally - to stay away.

A sign is seen in the village of Constantine Bay on & # 39; the north coast of Cornwall, which & # 39; warns tourists – derogatorily & # 39; grockles & # 39; or & # 39; emmets & # 39; called locally – to stay away.

& # 39; Tourists please go home & # 39; was crawled into the sand by angry residents of St Ives in Cornwall to spread the coronavirus last month

& # 39; Tourists please go home & # 39; was crawled into the sand by angry residents of St Ives in Cornwall to spread the coronavirus last month

Cornwall and the Scottish Islands have already shown their opposition to non-local people arriving, possibly carrying the virus with them, which ferries to the Hebrides will be arranged to stop tourists.

And in Cornwall are built signs that warn tourists – derogatorily & # 39; grockles & # 39; or & # 39; emmets & # 39; called to stay away.

Work is already well underway with a contact tracking app that alerts people when they are close to others with symptoms. It is expected to be rolled out within weeks and Mr Gove raised the prospect that it is being used on the islands to free their economies and allow people to return to work.

The island of Wight is connected to the mainland by ferry and hovercraft services from Lymington, Southampton and Portsmouth, which would be easy to regulate.

The island off the south coast is already being used for a pilot scheme in which drones fly with hospital supplies across the Solent.

The idea of ​​& # 39; island communities & # 39; could also be extended to parts of the mainland such as Cornwall, sources told the Telegraph.

The south-western part of Britain has only two main roads and one main railway line that can enter and exit which can be accessed.

Sunset over the stone circle at Callanish on Lewis Island

Sunset over the stone circle at Callanish on Lewis Island

The island off the south coast is already being used for a pilot scheme in which drones fly with hospital supplies across the Solent

The island off the south coast is already being used for a pilot scheme in which drones fly with hospital supplies across the Solent

Calgary Bay on the island of Mull, Scotland, whose silver sand is popular with visitors to the Scottish Isles

Calgary Bay on the island of Mull, Scotland, whose silver sand is popular with visitors to the Scottish Isles

The glorious Needles on the Isle of Wight, which can become a test bed for getting to the UK as soon as possible.

The glorious Needles on the Isle of Wight, which can become a test bed for getting to the UK as soon as possible.

It came when Boris Johnson was prepared to signal that the lockdown will remain until June, around the time he collects from a morning cabinet to bring a drop off strategy & # 39; then fronts a daily coronavirus briefing for the first time since he's ill.

The prime minister is expected to hope for a close end to the "draconian stalemates that will cripple the economy," and claim that the " a killer disease again rampant would do even worse damage.

Sources from the & # 39; government have indicated that he will also defend calls to treat the public like & # 39; adults & # 39; by discussing ways in which the lockdown can be granted, and says it & # 39; is too early & # 39;

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland said in interviews this morning that the vote among ministers & # 39; extreme caution & # 39 ;, and underlined a strong hint by Nicola Sturgeon that restrictions will be extended for another three weeks as the formal review takes place on May 7.

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