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How are the Covid19 Lockdown rules changing on Monday, 19th July?

on Mon, 19/07/2021 - 9:00am

The Government have decided that Monday, 19th July 2021 brings the final stage of the lifting of lockdown.

Our actions are having an impact, but the risks, particularly of variants, remain.

Social distancing

  • No limits on how many people can meet
  • 1m-plus rule removed (except in some places like hospitals, or before passport control when entering the country)
  • Face coverings no longer required by law

Events and gatherings

  • Nightclubs can open
  • Pubs and restaurants no longer table-service only
  • No limits on guests at weddings and funerals
  • No limits on people attending concerts, theatres or sports events
  • No restrictions on communal worship


  • Guidance recommending against travel to amber countries removed
  • Adults fully vaccinated in the UK will no longer have to quarantine for 10 days after returning from amber-list countries
  • Under-18s won't need to quarantine

Other changes

  • Limits on visitors to care homes will be removed

On 16 August most Covid restrictions in schools - including "bubbles" - will come to an end, ahead of the autumn term.

From the same date, double-vaccinated adults may not need to self-isolate if they come into contact with someone who tests positive. However, it will remain a legal requirement to self-isolate if you test positive for Covid.

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