Today, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out plans for the final step in our roadmap out of lockdown.
Gosport MP, Caroline Dinenage, has welcomed the announcement that many legally enforced measures such as face coverings in indoor settings and social distancing will end on July 19th, provided this is given final approval next Monday.
Some of the measures outlined today include that from 19th July the Government aims to:
- End compulsory social distancing.
- Remove legal requirement to wear face coverings on public transport.
- Allow bar service to restart and nightclubs to reopen.
- Drop most restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings – allowing our hospitality sector, theatres and others to resume a more normal service.
- Remove the current ban on mass events and festivals.
- Begin plans to reform Test, Trace and Isolate for double jabbed people.
- Drop the mandate to work from home.
- Work with the travel industry to amend some international travel rules for those fully vaccinated.
The Prime Minister stressed that the pandemic is not over and that cases will continue to rise over the coming weeks as we begin to learn to live with COVID-19.
Commenting, Caroline said:
“It’s important now that we move towards a position where individuals can manage their risk alongside a return to normal life. This is a welcome step for so many in getting our lives back but also for our fantastic sectors – from hospitality to theatres and festivals – who have all been held back by restrictions.
This does not mean the pandemic is over and we must all exercise caution going forward, however this is a huge leap in the right direction on the road to getting our freedoms back.”