The Government has delayed the removal of all Covid-19 restrictions until Monday 19th July
due to the rise in numbers of people infected by the Delta variant, and the need to make further progress in vaccinating the adult population.
All changes for England are now covered in The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Steps and Other Provisions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021, viewable here
. Updates to Guidance for Weddings and Civil Partnerships
Updates have been made to the guidance for couples planning to get married or form a civil partnership, including information for venues and hosts. Click here for details
.Statement by Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP outlines in a speech how coronavirus restrictions will be eased and the plan for vaccinations in the remaining age groups. Click here to read in full
.Vaccination Programme Accelerated
With Step 4 paused and the Delta variant spreading all efforts are being made to roll out vaccinations as quickly as possible.
Important updates include:
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- 30-person limit for weddings and wakes lifted but venues must adhere to Covid-19 guidance, maintain social distancing and provide table service
- Weddings in private outdoor settings must have a risk assessment to determine the maximum number of guests
- Event pilots will continue, these include sports events (Euro 2020, Wimbledon) and theatre performances. Attendees will be asked to provide evidence of vaccination or a negative lateral flow test
.UK Locations to Receive Further Support in Tackling Delta Variant
Locations include Birmingham, Blackpool, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Liverpool City region and Warrington. Click here for more details
All areas of Scotland were due to move to Level Zero Covid restrictions on Monday 28th June. This will mean larger groups can gather in cafes, pubs and restaurants, although social distancing will still have to be maintained. However, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced the country is unlikely to move to Level Zero as expected.
While not ruling out the further easing of restrictions she said the Scottish Government needed to buy itself ‘sufficient time’ to allow the vaccination programme to continue its work. She went on to say: “Given the current situation, and the need to get more people fully vaccinated before we ease up further, it is reasonable to indicate now that I think it unlikely that any part of the country will move down a level from June 28th.”Click here to view the current levels of restriction
in different areas.WALES
The Government of Wales will review it’s Covid-19 protection rules on Friday 25th June
.Further Funding for Welsh Businesses Confirmed
The Welsh Government Economy Minister has confirmed further funding support for businesses impacted by phased move to Alert Level 1. Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething, has announced that businesses in Wales materially affected, such as indoor attractions and wedding venues, will receive £2.5 million in further support. Read the full coverage here
Limits on indoor gatherings in Northern Ireland are scheduled to be relaxed as originally planned on Monday 21st June. Click here for information on current restriction levels