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Mask wearing to end on July 19th in England, according to reports

According to reports from England, the wearing of face coverings will no longer be enforced from the 19th of July.

It is understood that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be updating the public this week on his plans for easing Covid-19 restrictions.

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It has been reported that Johnson believes a host of domestic measures can end on what he called his “terminus date”.

The Sunday Times reported that the wearing of facial coverings will become voluntary in all settings and that social distancing in hospitality venues will end which will eliminate the requirement for table service in bars.

The paper added that mass events such as festivals will also return under the proposals of the final stage of the roadmap out of lockdown.

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With the country moving into its “final furlong” of Covid-19 restrictions, a senior government minister stated that life will “return to normality as far as possible” after July 19th.

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said that the impact of the vaccine on preventing serious illness meant it was time to roll back the restrictions that have been in place for the past 16 months.

He added that although cases were rising, they have not translated into serious illness or death while saying, “it does feel like as if we are now in the final furlong, in a period in which we can start to live with the virus and move on with our lives,”.

Downing Street confirmed that consideration has been put into proposals to scrap quarantine requirements for those who have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. Health Secretary Sajid Javid argued that the virus could not be eliminated and that we will have to find ways to live with it.

“We are going to have to learn to accept Covid and find ways to cope with it, just as we do with flu”, Javid stated.

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