The number of infections has been increasing for weeks, now England wants to lift all corona rules. The warning from Prime Minister Johnson that the population cannot simply return to normal life seems strange.
Despite the further increase in the number of infections, almost all mandatory corona measures will be lifted in England on July 19, as planned. British Health Minister Sajid Javid confirmed this in Parliament in London on Monday. The requirements for this are met, said Javid. This is thanks to the efforts of the British and the vaccination program.
From next week on, distance rules, mask requirements and mandatory registration, for example when going to a restaurant, will probably no longer apply. Night clubs and discos will then be able to receive visitors again. There should no longer be numerical restrictions for celebrating the events.
Health Minister Sajid Javid: The corona measures will be completely lifted next week. (Source: Tayfun Salci / imago images)
It is to be expected that the number of new infections will continue to rise, but the government does not believe “that the number of infections will put unsustainable pressure on the NHS health service,” said Javid. According to the government, the link between infections and hospital admissions and deaths is sufficiently weakened thanks to the successful vaccination program.
Johnson: “Pandemic Is Far From Over”
Prime Minister Johnson, who, in spite of the warning voices, firmly adhered to the date of “Freedom Day”, called on the population to be cautious and considerate. “This pandemic is far from over. This disease continues to put you and your families at risk,” Johnson said in London on Monday. The population cannot simply return to life as it was before the corona pandemic.
The government strongly recommends continuing to wear masks in crowded places such as public transport, Johnson said. The government is also asking nightclubs and other venues to verify the vaccination status of their guests and visitors using a digital ID. But then there is no longer a legal basis for this. The tough entry rules, which require quarantine for those who have not been vaccinated or those coming from “red countries”, remained in force.
Because of the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant, the number of new infections had recently skyrocketed across the country. However, the government argues the link between infections and hospital admissions and deaths has been weakened enough thanks to the successful vaccination program. Prime Minister Boris Johnson wanted to present details of the plans at a press conference on Monday.