England to reopen fully on 19th July

Date: 13/07/2021
Author: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
Company: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

The Government has confirmed that most of the remaining Covid restrictions in England will go on 19th July.

This means people will no longer be required to stay two metres apart from people they do not live with. There will be no limits on the number of people you can meet and people will no longer be told to work from home if they can.

The legal requirement to wear face coverings will be lifted, but the Government will still recommend that people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport.

Nightclubs will be able to reopen and capacity limits at sporting, entertainment and business events will be lifted.

Pubs, restaurants and bars will no longer be required to provide table service or follow other social distancing rules.

You can read more about what life will be like from 19th July here. 

From 19 July fully vaccinated people returning to England from amber list countries will not need to quarantine - find out more here. 

Please note, the above information only applies to England. You can find out about the rules in the rest of the UK by clicking on the links below:

Scotland

Wales

Northern Ireland