It’s finished! Freedom Day has been confirmed, however masks will still be required, and vaccine passports will be required.
Next Monday, England will be free of the chains of lockdown. Sajid Javid has confirmed that Freedom Day will go place on July 19 as he announced.
England is going to be rescued from the shackles of the pandemic at the start of next week, after 17 months of living under the severe Covid regulations. As the country continues its return to normalcy, the Health Secretary told MPs that most legal coronavirus restrictions will be withdrawn starting next Monday.
However, Mr Javid offered new instructions on face masks and the introduction of vaccine certificates, dubbed “vaccine passports,” for large events, while confirming the ambitions to abolish legal limits.
The fourth stage of the government’s plan was supposed to start on June 21, but it was postponed four weeks to allow more people to be double-vaccinated.
Almost two-thirds of the adult population in the United Kingdom (66 percent) has had two doses of coronavirus vaccine, with 87.1 percent having received at least one injection.
“We are convinced that now is the perfect time to bring our country closer to normalcy, so on July 19th, we will go to the next stage of our roadmap,” Mr Javid told parliament.
“We have carefully examined the facts in relation to these four tests, and we are convinced that this is the perfect time to bring our country closer to normalcy.
“As a result, on July 19, we will move to the next stage of our roadmap.
“To those who ask why now is the best time to take this action, I respond, if not now, when?
“There will never be an ideal time to take this move because we simply cannot eradicate this virus – coronavirus is here to stay, whether we like it or not.”
While face masks will no longer be permitted, officials are issuing instructions encouraging people to continue wearing them in enclosed public settings.
While Britons will no longer face fines for not wearing a mask on a commuter train or in a store, there will be a strong expectation that they will be used in particular situations.
Mr Javid also stated that nightclubs and football stadiums would be pushed to implement coronavirus vaccine certificates.
The government has proposed that larger venues demand customers to produce confirmation of two immunizations, creating a negative lateral flow. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”