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.
- 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
- 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
- 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”.