The majority of remaining COVID-19 restrictions are set to be lifted on 19th July, that’s according to Health Secretary Sajid Javid who spoke in Parliament just a short time ago.

It means that at 5pm, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce in a speech to the country that the majority restrictions will be lifted from Monday 19th July but that the government will advise those hosting large events to impose a COVID passport system.

Sajid Javid told Parliament that this is the right time to lift restrictions and had the simple message of, ‘if not now, then when?’

From 19 July 2021

Ahead of the final step, the Government will review of the measures put in place to limit the spread of the virus. Depending on the results of the review, the Government hopes to lift measures and return to as close to normal as possible:

  • Lockdown will be lifted and all legal limits on social contact removed.
  • Nightclubs would be expected to reopen, and restrictions on large events like weddings and performances would be lifted.