Lock-down to be eased

The COVID Diaries – 87 23rd June

Today Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that social distancing rules will be eased from 4 July in England, when social distancing rules will be eased. People should remain 2 metres apart where possible but a “one metre plus” rule would be introduced.

Pubs, restaurants, hotels and hairdressers will be able to open along with theatres, cinemas, libraries, and museums.

Two households in England will also be able to meet indoors and stay overnight – with social distancing.

The government’s chief scientific adviser, Prof Chris Whitty, said the relaxation represented a “reasonable balance of risk”.

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