Speaking in the House of Commons, Javid said the number of infections could reach 100,000 later in the summer. daily, but he doesn’t think this has created undue pressure on the healthcare system because, he said, “the vaccination has created a protective wall that means we can withstand the summer wave.

“If not now, then when?”

He stressed that now is the time to return to a possible normal life. – To those who ask why you are taking this step now I say: “If not now, then when?” Pushing that moment further toward winter would give the virus an advantage, he said. He noted that “there will never be an ideal time to take this step because we simply cannot eliminate this virus – whether we like it or not, coronavirus will not go away.”

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Moving to the final stage, this means that from July 19, England will scrap the legal requirement to cover the face in enclosed public places, maintain a distance of at least one metre, and there will be no restrictions on the number of people who can meet or participate in events. All sectors that have remained closed so far, including nightclubs, will be able to resume work. The recommendation to work from home, if applicable, will not apply.

However, Javid said that after lifting the obligation to face veils, it is still advisable to wear masks in crowded confined spaces, including public transport, and companies and mass event organizers will be encouraged to use so-called covid certificates, that is, requiring participants to prove that they have They have been fully vaccinated, tested negative for coronavirus, or recovered from Covid-19.

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No certificate will be required

The incentive for major event organizers to use the certificates represents a shift in the government’s approach. Until recently, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that when the final stage was reached, “there will be no need for a covid certificate as a requirement to enter any venue or event”, although he added that companies and regulators could use the certificate through the public health app.

England was due to move to the fourth phase of lifting restrictions on June 21, but before that date Johnson announced a four-week delay due to the sharp rise in delta-formulated infections.

On Monday, it was reported that nearly 34.5 thousand people in the UK over the past 24 hours have detected new infections for the sixth consecutive day above 30,000, and six new deaths from Covid-19. Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 5.15 million infections have been reported, resulting in 128,431 deaths.

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