Restrictions imposed in connection with the pandemic of a new type of coronavirus infection will cease to apply in the UK from July 19. Residents of the country will no longer have to comply with the strict rules introduced by the government of the country at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The British have already called the day of lifting restrictions Freedom Day. It had to be postponed for a month due to a sharp increase in the incidence of the disease in the country, which is currently dominated by the highly contagious strain “delta”. In the UK, about 50 thousand new cases of infection are detected every day.
At the same time, it is noted that the residents of the country, with the formal abolition of all restrictions, will have to comply with a number of requirements related to the deterioration of the epidemiological situation. The country has introduced a new document for vaccinated citizens — a vaccination passport. The British will have to present it more and more often, including when visiting mass events and nightclubs.
In addition, the authorities urge people to wear masks without fail in crowded places and in shops. The mandatory wearing of masks will remain while traveling on public transport in the city of London.
Special mobile applications will help to identify people who have been in contact with a COVID-19 patient in the country, as well as the service of operators that calls people who have been in contact with an infected coronavirus.
Earlier it was reported that the British Health Minister Sajid Javid, who was vaccinated against COVID-19, was infected with the coronavirus for the second time.