England has lifted almost all its remaining COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, according to its roadmap out of lockdown. As the number of daily infections continues to rapidly increase, the final stage of easing coronavirus restrictions came with a note of caution.
This Monday is being described by the British government as Freedom Day, where almost all legal restrictions on social contact have been removed. The detailed arrangement of the final step out of lockdown includes: no more limits on social contact to allow people to gather in groups of any size; removing the “one meter-plus” rule in almost all settings, except for specific places such as airports; no capacity caps on large scale events; and people are no longer required to work from home, among other changes. Face coverings will be recommended in some spaces, but not required by law.