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COVID-19: Children celebrate end of bubbles – as adults fear maskless world | UK News

After the government announced sweeping changes to COVID restrictions in England, most people are facing sweeping changes in their daily lives.

Of July 19, masks will no longer be mandatory, there will be no capacity limits in pubs and restaurants, and advice encouraging people to work from home if they can will be removed.

Of August 16, people in England who are doubly vaccinated will no longer have to self-isolate if they come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19[female[feminine.

And there will be big changes to how schools are dealing with the pandemic.

Sky News asked some of those affected what they thought of the government’s restriction bonfire.

Mia says she loves being at school
Mia says she loves being at school

Children at Worthington Primary School in Sale, Greater Manchester, said they were delighted the school bubble system was removed.

Mia, 11, said she would rather not self-isolate if she hasn’t tested positive for coronavirus himself.

She told Sky News: “It would make me really sad if I had to spend all this time at home. I love being in school and I love being with my friends.

“I think it’s a good idea that they remove the bubbles because that means we can still learn in the classroom and it will also mean that we won’t miss out on really important things in grade six.”

Zach says isolation earlier this year was
Zach says isolation earlier this year was ‘horrible’

Zach, also 11, said the isolation earlier this year was “horrible” and made him “sad”.

He added: “It was hard working from home and I would have preferred to be in school because I just wanted to be with my friends. You can (now) still be in class.”

Their manager, Clive Searle, was more circumspect, however.

“I think the 19th (July) is still too early for me,” he said.

“I’m pretty conservative with a ‘little c’ – I like to be measured and think about the impact that will have on our school, and I …

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