England lifted all mandatory restrictions to combat COVID-19

The government replaced them with recommendations, but experts criticize this decision The British government lifted most of the quarantine restrictions, which, according to skeptics, could lead to a new wave of the epidemic. But Downing Street thinks it’s better to open the country in summer than in autumn or winter

How the rules of conduct in the UK will change

The United Kingdom became the first of the leading countries in Europe to abolish the vast majority social restrictions imposed to combat the spread of COVID-19. Since July 19, bans on the appearance in public places without masks, visiting catering establishments and public events have been lifted.

The British government has made a number of recommendations that citizens must adhere to. First, they should try to maintain social distance and refrain from meeting too many people. It is also recommended to ventilate the premises and wear masks in crowded places, such as on public transport. It is also recommended to use a special application that allows you to identify infected and avoid contact with them. Finally, authorities are recommending that venues such as nightclubs check visitors for coronavirus tests or vaccinations (this will become mandatory in September).

The removal of restrictions applies only to England, where more than 80% of the population of the United Kingdom lives. Health care decisions in other parts of the country – Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland – are made at the local government level. Wales will maintain restrictions until early August. In Scotland, wearing masks on public transport remains compulsory.