Boris Johnson will lift the Covid limits, but self-employed support will be maintained – why?
BORIS JOHNSON stated tonight that coronavirus limitations will be lifted starting July 19 as the disease’s risks have decreased. This is wonderful news, but there have been warnings that government help “must not cease here.”
Boris Johnson addressed the UK live again tonight, confirming that coronavirus limitations will be lifted entirely from July 19 forward, as long as vaccine progress is maintained. This involves removing social barriers, eliminating the necessity for face masks, and limiting the number of people who can meet in one place.
Mr. Johnson began by describing how the vaccine(s) have low hazards, and that while they have not fully disappeared, this is the last chance to return to normalcy.
“And we must be honest with ourselves that if we can’t reopen our society in the next few weeks, when we will be aided by the approach of summer, and by the school holidays, then we must question when will we be able to return to normal?” Mr Johnson explained.
“And to those who argue that we should wait another year, the alternative is to open up in the winter, when the virus will be at its strongest, or not at all this year.
“So, without giving too much away about the decision on July 12, let me lay out our five-point plan for living with Covid today in the hopes that it would allow families and businesses enough time to prepare.”
Mr Johnson went on to outline his strategy for moving forward, which included the following:
This will come as welcome relief to millions of Britons who have had their lives turned upside down for well over a year.
Some have, however, encouraged the government to continue to assist workers who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, notably the self-employed.
The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) warned that the sheer financial harm to the self-employed sector means that government funding should not be terminated as a result of this revelation.
It encouraged the government to keep an eye on the “worst-affected groups” and be prepared with a stimulus package to help them get back on their feet.
IPSE’s CEO, Derek Cribb, had something to say about it.
“The month-long delay in reopening was a major blow to freelancers – particularly in the creative and events industries: the full reopening of.”Brinkwire Summary News,” he said.