Coalville: How are Covid rules changing on Monday, July 19?

By Graham Hill

18th Jul 2021 | Local News

Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Castle Rock School last year. Photo: Andrew Bridgen MP
Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Castle Rock School last year. Photo: Andrew Bridgen MP

Next week on Monday 19 July, we should see all legal Covid restrictions lifted in England after a four-week delay from the original date of 21 June.

Here is our breakdown of what it all means:

Face coverings, social distancing, care homes

You will no longer have to wear a face covering by law, but it's still being advised by the government and senior health officials.

Social distancing will also be a thing of the past, and you'll be able to meet with as many people as you wish.

In addition, there will no longer be any restrictions on the number of people who can visit care homes.

The Government is advising people to meet outside where possible, however.

Restaurants, pubs, nightclubs

Restaurants and pubs will be able to serve standing customers, not just those at tables - and nightclubs will be able to reopen for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

However, the government is encouraging businesses to use something called the 'NHS Covid Pass' in high-risk settings.

The NHS Covid Pass 'allows you to check your Covid status and demonstrate that you are at lower risk of transmitting to others, through full vaccination, a recent negative test, or proof of natural immunity.'

Find out more HERE.

Events, weddings, worship services

There will be no restrictions on the number of people allowed to attend weddings, funerals, or worship services.

Other large gatherings will also be permitted, such as football matches or music events.

Holidays

If you're fully vaccinated you won't have to quarantine after visiting amber list countries.

Working from home

The government 'expects and recommends' that people return to the workplace over the summer.

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