It's been a long time coming but if all goes to plan, we will finally be coming out of coronavirus lockdown on June 21 for the very last time.

Falling infection rates due to the third national lockdown and the Covid vaccination programme means there is hope for some normality to return to our lives this year.

Earlier this week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled the government's roadmap with different phases designed to ease us out of lockdown safely.

With that in mind, we asked readers on the ECHO What's On Facebook page: "What's the first thing you will do when lockdown is lifted?"

As you can imagine, we received some brilliant responses from people excited to make plans.

Visiting family and friends

Lots of people said that their first port of call when lockdown is over will be to see their loved ones.

Denise Willis said: "See my mum and dad and daughter, miss them so much."

Lynda Flynn wanted to help out her daughter: "Mind my grandchildren so my daughter can have a break."

Keith White missed out on a special occasion, he said: "Go see my mum, I missed her 99th birthday."

Susan Ann Yates commented: "See my newly born grandson properly and be able to go proper shopping whenever we like. Not just a quick trip to Morrisons and home."

Families will now be able to see each other for the first in months

Michelle Bell just wants her kids to be able to play: "Just to be able to have all family together and have a party and be able to see all children to play again together."

Irene Ann Power wrote: "Want to see my daughter who have not seen since Christmas 2019 but need flights to commence again."

Leigh Edwards said: "Hopefully finally see my parents who I haven't seen for 17 months so far."

Terrence Yu added: "I just want to see my daughters one who I've not seen since first lockdown!"

Melba Shannon replied: "Hopefully see my daughter. She comes first before friends."

Having a night out with mates

Lots of people, of course, can't wait to hit the restaurants, pubs and bars with their friends.

Dan Close said this was the first thing he would do: "Go on a pub crawl with my mates."

Sarah Ogden said: "Go out for a lovely meal with my best friends got a good catch up! Haven't been out for a meal with them in nearly a year x."

Colin Saunders was also going to eat out: "Go to my favourite Indian restaurant."

Lorraine Cotter added: "Go to a restaurant probably Mowgli in Liverpool. Chat bombs, lamb chops and chicken, nom nom x."

Donna Maguire said she wanted to venture outside of Liverpool: "Meet up with my friends and go for a day out to Chester."

Norma Byde just wants to enjoy a hot drink: "Have a cappuccino in my local cafe."

Lots of people can't wait to have a night out with friends

Claire Nugent wants to spend quality time with her new husband: "Hopefully some date nights out with my husband we got married in Cyprus 18.9.20 lucky we made it there but spent married life in lockdown."

Sarah Jane added: "Nice meal out with a few drinks with me bestie xxx."

Kylie Elizabeth said: "Get absolutely p****d on Mathew Street."

Gerard Mcpoland agreed: "Off to the boozer !!!!!!"

Stacey Dierden wants to make a day of it: "Shopping, food and drinks in one day."

And Sarah Robinson had the same idea: "Shopping spree and beer garden."

Getting dolled up

Others are keen to make appointments with their beauticians and hair stylists with Veronica Searle-Watson saying the first thing she wants to do is go for a haircut.

Emma Rodd said: "Get my toe nails done and go for a swim at my gym xx."

Appreciating the moment

Peter Mageer said that he will "break out the champagne."

Richard Rogers wrote: "Breathe a sigh of relief..."

Angela Hughes said: "Be human and live life again with those I have missed most."

Pat Doran simply said: "Swim!"

How we spend our free time has changed massively, but there is still plenty you can see and do.

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Getting away

Angie C Muldoon said she just wanted to enjoy the view: "Go up a mountain - I have missed having a good view to just look at and do nothing but breathe."

Janet Griffiths agreed: "Head to the mountains for a well-deserved hike."

While Bev Suffield wants to get away: "Go to my caravan!! Can't wait."

Erin Monica added: "Go for a drive further than the supermarket and home."

However Steve Oates said he would be staying put: "Stay in.... the shops will be rammed the beaches will be rammed the pubs will be rammed xx."