“As part of the next phase of easing lockdown restrictions, ministers are to raise the statutory limit of 30 people a month earlier than planned” – he says BBC News.
The easing of restrictions in Great Britain is faster than planned. Changes from May 17
Great Britain announces the lifting of the maximum number of mourners from 17 May. This means that any number of people will be able to attend funerals. UK Community and Local Government Minister Robert Jenrick has announced that he will work with religious leaders and funeral home administrators to come up with new solutions so that people remain safe despite the caps being raised.
Due to the restrictions, many mourners in the UK attended funerals by attending the ceremony via an online broadcast. It made the mourning experience worse. Those who could attend the funeral had to maintain a social distance. The situation was commented on by UK Minister for Community and Local Government Robert Jenrick, who said people had made “huge sacrifices” that are nowhere more evident than “extremely painful” restrictions on funerals, according to BBC News.
Currently, 30 people in England can attend funerals and 50 people in Scotland. Only in Wales and Ireland was there a limit to mourners, although their number depended on the specifics of the place of burial.
In Great Britain, they are quick to loosen restrictions. Members of the European Parliament are sounding the alarm
BBC News reports that MPs are warning against lifting restrictions too quickly. In this way, they want to protect the UK from the new variants of the coronavirus. They oppose lifting the ban on overseas holidays for the British on 17 May. “They want the government to ‘discourage all international leisure travel,’ saying the new alternatives could lead to more closures and more deaths,” he said. It also reported that the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the coronavirus had described airport terminals as a “breeding ground for infection”.
As the infection rate has fallen in Wales, gyms, recreation centers and community centers have reopened, although it is not planned to lift these restrictions until later in the year.
“There were 1,671 more cases across the UK on Sunday, and 14 more deaths occurred within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19,” according to BBC News.