As the first phase of easing of lockdown restrictions begins today, there is widespread nervousness among health officials that the spread of the coronavirus could creep up again.
Hundreds of garden centres, DIY stores and golf courses reopen today while construction workers are returning to building sites.
And, for the first time in two months, four people from different households are allowed to meet outside, albeit while maintaining a two-metre physical distance and staying within 5km of their homes.
However, Health Minister Simon Harris has warned: "We are not out of the danger zone.
"If we move too fast, we go backwards and we go the way other countries have gone," he said.
Meanwhile, as some 20,000 retail staff return to work today, it is now feared that everyday drugs used for pain relief could scupper the temperature checks that businesses are hoping will identify ill staff members.
Paracetamol and ibuprofen hide high temperatures. There have been a number of virus clusters at factories despite temperature screening.