Masks and social distancing could be removed from pubs and restaurants on July 19 as Boris Johnson prepares to announce the end of the roadmap.
At a press conference on Monday, July 5, the prime minister will detail what life will be like after the restrictions, including who could potentially order at the bar. The PM will also announce the end of table service.
Pubs and restaurants in England are being opened for business inside as part of the third step of the government’s ‘road map’ to get out of lockdown.
Boris Johnson officially endorsed the return of socializing and indoor dining at a Downing Street press conference on May 10, with reopens on May 17.
Six people or two households can mix inside the reception areas, and up to 30 people can meet outside.
Those limits lasted longer than expected after the much-heralded “freedom day” scheduled for June 21 was pushed back to July 19.
Downing Street’s argument for the extension was that it gives the country more time to monitor the delta variant – first found in India – and, most importantly, to deliver millions of additional doses of the vaccine.
The Prime Minister will make an announcement today to confirm July 19 details. Government ministers have revealed that face masks will no longer be legally mandatory after that date and that their use will instead be a voluntary decision made by the individual.
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This notice was published: 2021-07-05 12:00:51