Nearly all restrictions will be lifted in England on 19 July

The following is only applicable in England but is posted because of our connections and visitors.

SOCIAL DISTANCING

  • No limits on how many people can meet
  • 1m-plus rule removed (except in some places like hospitals, or before passport control when entering the country)
  • Face coverings no longer required by law

EVENTS AND GATHERINGS

  • Nightclubs can open
  • Pubs and restaurants no longer table service only
  • No limits on guests at weddings and funerals
  • No limits on people attending concerts, theatres or sports events
  • No restrictions on communal worship

TRAVEL

  • Guidance recommending against travel to amber countries removed
  • Adults fully vaccinated in the UK will no longer have to quarantine for 10 days after returning from amber list countries
  • Under-18s won’t need to quarantine

OTHER RESTRICTIONS

  • Limits on visitors to care homes will be removed
  • On 16 August most Covid restrictions in schools – including “bubbles” – will come to an end, ahead of the autumn term.
  • It will remain a legal requirement to self-isolate if you test positive for Covid.

WHAT GUIDANCE WILL REMAIN IN PLACE IN ENGLAND?

  • People should meet others outside where possible
  • It is “expected and recommended” that people should wear face coverings (unless exempt) in crowded public settings such as public transport
  • Businesses like nightclubs and large events will also be encouraged to use Covid-certification in “high risk settings”.