Easing restrictions paused
Following an announcement made on Friday 31 July, some measures to ease restrictions in England which were meant to come into play on 1 August, have been pushed back for at least a fortnight.
- Indoor venues such as casinos and bowling alleys, which were due to reopen, will remain shut
- Indoor theatres and concerts, which were initially planned to reopen with socially distanced audiences, won’t reopen yet
- Some sporting events that were planning to pilot limited numbers of spectators will not go ahead
- Wedding receptions with up to 30 guests can’t yet happen
You will now have to wear a face covering in more places, including museums, galleries, cinemas and places of worship, alongside public transport and shops. Read the full list of where you need to wear a face covering on the gov.uk website.
Feeling unwell? Get tested
If you have any coronavirus symptoms (new, persistent cough, high temperature, loss of normal taste/ smell) or just generally don’t feel well, it’s so important to book a test.