British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will lay out plans for the penultimate phase in the de-escalation of the lockdown in England, including instructions on social distancing, facial covers, and working from home.
At the final stage of England’s Covid shutdown roadmap, Boris Johnson has declared that face masks will no longer be legally needed and that distance requirements will be repealed.
As 16 months of on-and-off limitations on daily life come to an end, the rule of six within private houses will be lifted, and work-from-home guidelines will be phased out.
The PM stated that he expects the final step to take place on July 19 as planned.
After a review of the most recent statistics, this will be confirmed on July 12th.
Mr Johnson said at a Downing Street press conference that more information on school bubbles, travel, and self-isolation will be released in the coming days.
Even after the legal necessity to wear a facial covering was removed, he stated he would continue to do so “as a courtesy” in busy locations.
Boris Johnson has stated that workers would be able to return to work after the Covid limitations expire on July 19th.
The government’s recommendation that people who can work from home should do so is coming to an end, along with other restrictions.
From July 19, sports events in England will no longer require vaccine passports, allowing capacity crowds to return.
As we come to the fourth step, we have to balance the risks – the risks of the disease and the risks of continuing with legally enforced restrictions that inevitably take their toll on people’s lives and livelihoods. pic.twitter.com/AqI2nYxpaz
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) July 5, 2021