After the Prime Ministers announcement last night here is a summary of what is going to happen from July 19th
There will no longer be limits on social contact.
The rule of six indoors and rule of 30 outdoors will be axed.
Nightclubs can reopen, with attendance caps for mass events also axed.
The one metre rule will also be scrapped.
Face masks – The onus will shift from a mandated law to “personal responsibility.”
But it’s worth saying each firm and company, or hospitality business, or travel firm, can set its own rules.
The work from home guidance is ending, BUT – there is a caveat: it is up to the employer.
There is no advice to return to work.
Hospitality – Table service will be axed, as will mandated eating and drinking while sat at tables.
The QR codes when you arrive will also be a thing of the past.
Care homes – The five-person limit on each resident’s number of “named visitors” will be lifted.
Covid passports – There is no planned rollout of a domestic vaccine passport system.
NHS Test and Trace
Free asymptomatic testing – include lateral flow tests that you can order to your home – will be extended to September 30 for now. .
Contact tracing will continue.
It will remain a legal requirement to self-isolate if you test positive, or are asked to do so by Test and Trace.