Face masks will become mandatory by law in most public indoor settings on August 8th and the planned easing of lockdown restrictions has been postponed for at least two weeks.

Boris Johnson said:

‚ÄúOn Saturday August 1, you’ll remember we had hoped to reopen a number of the higher-risk settings that had remained closed and today I’m saying we’re postponing those changes for at least a fortnight,” he said.

“That means until August 15 at the earliest casinos, bowling alleys, skating rinks and the remaining close-contact services must remain closed.

“Indoor performances will not resume, pilots of larger gatherings in sports venues and conference centres will not take place, and wedding receptions of up to 30 people will not be permitted.”