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England has removed almost all restrictions imposed to control the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. As of Monday (19), the limits for meetings and events no longer exist, clubs can reopen and wearing a mask in certain places, although recommended, is not mandatory. Promoters of major events and nightclubs are encouraged to apply for the “Covid passport” – proof of vaccination against the disease – as a condition of public entry.

The date is celebrated by many Britons as “the day of freedom”, the day of freedom. Over 68% of the UK adult population have completed the vaccination schedule.

The country’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for the restrictions to be lifted but called for calm. “It is the right time [para levantar as restrições], but we have to do it with caution. We must remember that this virus is unfortunately still here. The cases are multiplying, we see the extreme contagiousness of the Delta variant, “warned Johnson, who is in isolation after coming into contact with a person infected with Covid-19.

Certain restrictions, such as “school bubbles” and the need for vaccinated people to self-isolate after coming into contact with an infected person, will be maintained until August 16.