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19 July: England Covid restrictions ease as PM urges caution

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Posted: 19/07/21 - 08:52
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged caution as most legal restrictions on social contact are lifted in England.

There are now no limits on how many people can meet or attend events, nightclubs reopened at midnight, and table service will not be necessary in pubs and restaurants.

Face coverings will be recommended in some spaces, but not required by law.

The PM, chancellor and the health secretary are self-isolating, and there are warnings cases will surge.

Some scientists are predicting that UK infections - currently at about 50,000 a day - could reach 200,000 a day later in the summer.

But with more than 68% of UK adults fully vaccinated modelling suggests hospital admissions, serious illness and deaths from Covid-19 will be at a lower level than in earlier peaks.

I Call True: Well this is it, will the gamble pay off and we will burn through this virus and get out the other side of it?

I hope so and hope that that majority of people are sensible so we don't end up locked back down again in a couple of months time

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62 days
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I could see zero difference yesterday. 90% of people continue to wear masks in shops as requested and social distancing in place. If people are still scared then they can continue to isolate/distance etc.
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Freedom day? More like Free Dum day! idiots will now think they can do as they please with no consequences.
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I can see bedlam, especially with the hot weather today we are going to get scenes of crazy in the park and at the seaside