PM announces: Mask law and social distancing set to go in England
Covid-19 / Mon 5th Jul 2021 at 05:06pm
THE prime minister has just finished his press conference, where he gave further details of plans for the final step of England’s roadmap out of lockdown.
This is due to take place on 19 July – although this will only be confirmed on 12 July.
From step four:
Face masks will no longer be legally required
The 1m-plus social distancing rule will end
All legal restrictions on numbers meeting indoors and outdoors will be removed
All businesses, including nightclubs, can reopen
Table service rules at bars and restaurants and venue check-in requirements will be scrapped
The limit on the number of named visitors to care homes will be lifted
Capacity limits for concerts, theatres and sports events will also be removed
Guidance instructing people to work from home where possible will be lifted
Council powers to enforce rules will expire