All legally imposed coronavirus restrictions were lifted in England on Monday. However, the UK government continues to recommend caution in the face of the increasing number of delta-variable infections.
The most controversial issue is the lifting of the requirement to cover the face with a mask, including in shops and on public transport. Replace the recommendation to wear masks in crowded public places.
Many shops or carriers plan to encourage customers to cover their faces, but this is only required on planes and on public transport under London jurisdiction.
No limits during parties and social gatherings
All distance requirements and restrictions on the maximum number of meeting participants have also ceased to apply. This means that mass events such as music festivals can be organized, nightclubs and all other industries that have remained closed until now can resume activities.
There are no longer restrictions on participants in weddings and funerals. According to the law, customers in bars, restaurants, gyms, theaters or other places no longer have to check in with the app or leave their contact details. However, the owners of such premises may submit such a condition.
Trips are constantly supervised
However, some restrictions on travel abroad remain in effect. People coming to the UK must take a coronavirus test before entering the country and another on arrival.
The obligation to keep one’s distance remains only in very specific situations. It’s a border-crossing moment, among other things. People coming from countries with the so-called Red List, that is, the high risk of an epidemic, should not mix with others.
People who have been in close contact with someone infected with the coronavirus must still be quarantined. But as of August 16, it will only affect completely unvaccinated people. The 10-day isolation obligation for people who have tested positive for the coronavirus has not changed. It is applied regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.
It does not protect the transmission of Covid-19 from the delta variant. Only two doses of the vaccine provide complete protection
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