COVID-19: Latest announcements from Boris Johnson

The Prime Minister has today announced the next steps as the country attempts to recover from the Coronavirus crisis. We've summarised these points below:

From 1st August:
  • Most remaining leisure settings, including bowling, skating rinks, casinos and all close contact services, such as beauticians, will be allowed to reopen
  • Wedding receptions will be allowed for up to 30 people
  • Live indoor theatre and concerts will be able to resume with socially distanced audiences
  • Employers and employees should discuss whether it is safe to return to the workplace.

From September:
  • Schools, nurseries and colleges will be open for all children and young people on a full-time basis, while universities are also working to reopen as fully as possible

From October:
  • The government intends to allow audiences to return to stadiums, while conferences and other business events can recommence, subject to the outcome of pilots
  • Other business events will restart.

From November:
  • Mr Johnson said the government hopes to "allow a more significant return to normality from November at the earliest - possibly in time for Christmas".

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