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Lockdown lifting: What time is Boris Johnson's announcement and … Mon, 05 Jul 2021 17:00:00 +0100-Boris Johnson will give an update on England's Covid restriction unlocking today – with the PM set to deliver a press conference outlining what…

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What time is Boris Johnson’s Covid press conference today?

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What time is Boris Johnson's Covid press conference today?

Boris Johnson will give an update on England's Covid restriction unlocking today – with the PM set to deliver a press conference outlining what changes will be made going forward.

There has been much reported about the context he plans to “restore people’s freedoms” at the final stage of his road map out of lockdown.

While a more formal announcement is expected in the next few weeks, Downing Street has said that Boris Johnson's conference tonight is to offer more time to prepare for unlocking on July 19 before his formal announcement is due next week.

Reports have suggested that Mr Johnson is preparing to scrap social distancing measures and ditch legal requirements to wear face coverings on “freedom day”.

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Officials said the Prime Minister would on Monday give an update on the next steps on the one metre-plus rule in hospitality venues, the use of masks, and working from home.

But when is Boris Johnson's announcement today, what time is it expected and more.  Here's what you need to know 

Boris Johnson announcement time today

The Prime Minister will give a press conference at around 5pm this evening.

How to watch Boris Johnson announcement – What channel is it on?

You will be able to watch live on BBC or Sky News. The briefing will also be shown on BBC iPlayer, and YouTube.

It is important to state that the Prime Minister will only be offering an insight into England's easing of restrictions

Is England heading to 'Freedom Day'?

Life returning to normal has been billed by some as “Freedom Day”, and Boris Johnson is expected to offer a significant update.

The Cabinet minister told the BBC the country had moved into the “final furlong” of coronavirus restrictions.

READ MORE: Covid third wave 'spinning out of control' in Scotland as MSPs urged to return to Holyrood

The Government will also publish the results of its reviews into the use of so-called vaccine passports and the future of social distancing guidance.

What has Boris Johnson said prior to his announcement

Speaking before his announcement, the Prime Minister said people would have to “exercise judgment” to protect themselves from Covid-19, in a sign the Government will shift from legally enforced restrictions to affording people personal choice.

“Thanks to the successful rollout of our vaccination programme, we are progressing cautiously through our road map.

READ MORE: Covid: Boris Johnson's 'Freedom Day' plans criticised by Ian Blackford

“Today we will set out how we can restore people’s freedoms when we reach Step 4.

“But I must stress that the pandemic is not over and that cases will continue to rise over the coming weeks.

“As we begin to learn to live with this virus, we must all continue to carefully manage the risks from Covid and exercise judgment when going about our lives.”

Has Boris Johnson given an update to MPs?

Health Secretary Sajid Javid will take responsibility for announcing the Government’s plans to Parliament.

 

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What time is Boris Johnson's Covid press conference today?

Boris Johnson will give an update on England's Covid restriction unlocking today – with the PM set to deliver a press conference outlining what changes will be made going forward.

There has been much reported about the context he plans to “restore people’s freedoms” at the final stage of his road map out of lockdown.

While a more formal announcement is expected in the next few weeks, Downing Street has said that Boris Johnson's conference tonight is to offer more time to prepare for unlocking on July 19 before his formal announcement is due next week.

Reports have suggested that Mr Johnson is preparing to scrap social distancing measures and ditch legal requirements to wear face coverings on “freedom day”.

image

Officials said the Prime Minister would on Monday give an update on the next steps on the one metre-plus rule in hospitality venues, the use of masks, and working from home.

But when is Boris Johnson's announcement today, what time is it expected and more.  Here's what you need to know 

Boris Johnson announcement time today

The Prime Minister will give a press conference at around 5pm this evening.

How to watch Boris Johnson announcement – What channel is it on?

You will be able to watch live on BBC or Sky News. The briefing will also be shown on BBC iPlayer, and YouTube.

It is important to state that the Prime Minister will only be offering an insight into England's easing of restrictions

Is England heading to 'Freedom Day'?

Life returning to normal has been billed by some as “Freedom Day”, and Boris Johnson is expected to offer a significant update.

The Cabinet minister told the BBC the country had moved into the “final furlong” of coronavirus restrictions.

READ MORE: Covid third wave 'spinning out of control' in Scotland as MSPs urged to return to Holyrood

The Government will also publish the results of its reviews into the use of so-called vaccine passports and the future of social distancing guidance.

What has Boris Johnson said prior to his announcement

Speaking before his announcement, the Prime Minister said people would have to “exercise judgment” to protect themselves from Covid-19, in a sign the Government will shift from legally enforced restrictions to affording people personal choice.

“Thanks to the successful rollout of our vaccination programme, we are progressing cautiously through our road map.

READ MORE: Covid: Boris Johnson's 'Freedom Day' plans criticised by Ian Blackford

“Today we will set out how we can restore people’s freedoms when we reach Step 4.

“But I must stress that the pandemic is not over and that cases will continue to rise over the coming weeks.

“As we begin to learn to live with this virus, we must all continue to carefully manage the risks from Covid and exercise judgment when going about our lives.”

Has Boris Johnson given an update to MPs?

Health Secretary Sajid Javid will take responsibility for announcing the Government’s plans to Parliament.


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Boris Johnson announcement: What time is Boris Johnson's Covid … Mon, 05 Jul 2021 17:00:00 +0100-Prime minister to provide an update on 19 July changes to rules at press conference today.

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Boris Johnson confirms 19 July end to face masks as Whitty warns of ‘difficult’ winter – follow live

July 05, 2021

Boris Johnson confirms 19 July end to face masks and social distancing

Boris Johnson has confirmed that social distancing will be scrapped in England from 19 July as people will be asked to use their own judgement to manage the risk of Covid-19.

The prime minister told a Downing Street press conference on Monday that the restrictions would end despite concerns from scientists that the government is moving too fast.

He said: “We must be honest with ourselves that if we can’t reopen our society in the next few weeks, when we will be helped by the arrival of summer and by the school holidays, then we must ask ourselves: when will we be able to return to normal?”

Mr Johnson warned that a further delay would “run the risk of either opening up at a very difficult time when the virus has an edge” or “putting everything off to next year”.

However chief medical adviser Chris Whitty warned the NHS could face a ‘very difficult’ winter, after it emerged that Covid cases were set to increase to 50,000 a day over the next two weeks.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said the PM was “reckless” to remove all legal restrictions at once and suggested mask rules should have stayed in place until the third wave peaks. A new YouGov poll also found most British adults think mask rules should be kept for longer after other restrictions are lifted.

Earlier on Monday care minister Helen Whately declined to say that Covid-19 was “under control” but argued that the government did not expect rising case rates to lead to a significant increase in hospitalisations due to the success of vaccines.

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Richard Ashcroft has pulled out of Tramlines Festival after it became part of the government’s pilot events programme.

The former lead singer of The Verve said in a post on Instagram that he had told organisers and his agent that he “wouldn’t be playing concerts with restrictions”.

The Bitter Sweet Symphony songwriter added a series of laughing face emojis and the hashtags #naturalrebel and #theydontownme.

“It must be an age thing but the words Government Experiment and Festival,” he wrote.

Peter Stubley5 July 2021 20:51
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All UK adults should have the chance to receive both doses of a Covid vaccine by mid-September, the government has said.

In order to achieve this, the gap between jabs will be reduced from 12 to eight weeks for all under 40s, health secretary Sajid Javid announced.

By mid-September, all adults across the UK should have had the opportunity to receive both doses of a Covid vaccine

Peter Stubley5 July 2021 20:38
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The end of restrictions on 19 July won’t be “Freedom Day” for people with blood cancer, a charity has warned.

Blood Cancer UK said that many of those with the condition had enjoyed the loosening of restrictions up until now because the public had been following the rules by keeping their distance and wearing masks.

“If people aren’t doing these after the rules are lifted, then July 19 won’t be freedom day for some people with blood cancer in England,” the charity tweeted.

“It will be the day that it feels like freedoms are being taken away from them.”

The charity said it would appeal to the public to continue to be considerate, “because there’s no way of knowing if the person next to you is immunocompromised.”

Peter Stubley5 July 2021 20:26
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The majority of British adults want face masks to remain compulsory on public transport and in shops after coronavirus restrictions are lifted, according to a recent poll.

The YouGov survey found 71 per cent of people in England, Scotland and Wales agreed that rules on face coverings on public transport should remain in place for longer.

It also found 66 per cent of people want face masks to continue to be mandatory in shops and some enclosed public places, compared with 27 per cent who thought the opposite.

Big majority backs leaving rules in place after lockdown lift

Peter Stubley5 July 2021 20:10
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The National Education Union, which represents teaching staff, has accused the government of “neglectful and reckless decision making”.

Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the NEU, said: “We must seriously question the wisdom of the government’s decision to take away so many safety measures.

“The government should publish the results of its trials on daily contact testing as an alternative to self-isolation before changing the system.”

Dr Bousted added that cases in schools had risen “significantly” since the government removed mask requirements in mid-May and called for more support for testing and improving ventilation.

She said: “Schools and colleges quite obviously need the backing of government to ensure their workplace remains safe.

“The government appears to have no concern for other eventualities, pinning everything on hope. Schools and colleges have been through this several times before and leaders will be appalled that yet again so little is being done to support them.”

Peter Stubley5 July 2021 20:07
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Professor Stephen Reicher, a scientist advising the government, has warned that Boris Johnson’s plans to end the remaining coronavirus restrictions present a “very big risk” particularly to young people.

The member of the Scientific Pandemic Insights Group on Behaviours (Spi-B) warned there is a “very real risk prospect” that there could be nearly a million cases per week by the end of the month.

He told Channel 4 News: “I do think it is a big risk and I think it is gambling with people’s welfare.

“I really do fear that if we were to get up to those high numbers of infections there is a risk of causing huge damage primarily to young people because they’re the ones that aren’t vaccinated.

“I think that’s a very big risk indeed, it’s not a risk I would take and I earnestly, I genuinely hope that I am wrong and it doesn’t happen but I wouldn’t be taking the risk.”

Peter Stubley5 July 2021 19:46
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Andrew Lloyd Webber announced plans to stage a special “freedom day” performance of his West End show Cinderella on 19 July.

The new production, which is being staged at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, opened last month with an audience capacity of 50 per cent.

Lord Lloyd-Webber said in a statement: “Thrilled that at last theatres can re-open! In celebration, we are adding a Freedom Day performance on July 19th and have a Gala show on July 20th.

“All the proceeds from the extra show will be donated to the St John’s Ambulance and the NHS, and the 50% extra seats we are finally allowed on July 20th will be donated to those whose work over the pandemic has made Cinderella’s opening possible.”

Peter Stubley5 July 2021 19:45
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The new health secretary has promised MPs that vaccinated British travellers will be able to travel more freely “very, very soon”.

Sajid Javid was answering questions in the Commons at the same time as the Downing Street briefing was under way.

‘The guidance is really asking people to use their common sense’ – Sajid Javid on face masks

Peter Stubley5 July 2021 19:35
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Updated figures show Tamworth in Staffordshire and Newcastle-upon-Tyne have the highest rate of new Covid cases in England.

Tamworth in the West Midlands reported 561 new cases in the seven days to 1 July, the equivalent of 731.5 cases per 100,000 people. This is up from 259.5 the previous week.

Newcastle’s rate has increased from 409.2 to 712.0, with 2,156 new cases.

Here’s a full report on Newcastle’s rise up the rankings:

City sees rate jump to 664 cases per 100,000 people – although hospitalisations are still low

Peter Stubley5 July 2021 19:22
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Families who have lost loved ones to coronavirus have accused the government of having “skewed priorities” and repeating the same mistakes they made last summer.

Jo Goodman, co-founder of the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice group, said: “It’s a gut-churning de ja vu for those of us whose loved ones paid the ultimate price for those mistakes.

“The race to vaccinate people feels pretty finely in the balance at the moment and, with cases surging, honestly it feels like an error to act like we’ve got Covid beaten.”

Ms Goodman said the scrapping of mandatory mask wearing was “particularly horrifying” to the families of transport workers who have died.

She added: “The thought that transport workers may be put at risk as cases rise is an insult to those we have lost, and shows worrying disregard for the key workers we have relied on so heavily during the course of the pandemic.

“Wearing face masks is an evidence-based, low-cost intervention proven to save lives, so it’s hard to see what the logic is behind today’s announcement.”

Peter Stubley5 July 2021 19:10
Boris Johnson confirms 19 July end to face masks and social distancing

Boris Johnson has confirmed that social distancing will be scrapped in England from 19 July as people will be asked to use their own judgement to manage the risk of Covid-19.

The prime minister told a Downing Street press conference on Monday that the restrictions would end despite concerns from scientists that the government is moving too fast.

He said: “We must be honest with ourselves that if we can’t reopen our society in the next few weeks, when we will be helped by the arrival of summer and by the school holidays, then we must ask ourselves: when will we be able to return to normal?”

Mr Johnson warned that a further delay would “run the risk of either opening up at a very difficult time when the virus has an edge” or “putting everything off to next year”.

However chief medical adviser Chris Whitty warned the NHS could face a ‘very difficult’ winter, after it emerged that Covid cases were set to increase to 50,000 a day over the next two weeks.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said the PM was “reckless” to remove all legal restrictions at once and suggested mask rules should have stayed in place until the third wave peaks. A new YouGov poll also found most British adults think mask rules should be kept for longer after other restrictions are lifted.

Earlier on Monday care minister Helen Whately declined to say that Covid-19 was “under control” but argued that the government did not expect rising case rates to lead to a significant increase in hospitalisations due to the success of vaccines.

1625514669

Richard Ashcroft has pulled out of Tramlines Festival after it became part of the government’s pilot events programme.

The former lead singer of The Verve said in a post on Instagram that he had told organisers and his agent that he “wouldn’t be playing concerts with restrictions”.

The Bitter Sweet Symphony songwriter added a series of laughing face emojis and the hashtags #naturalrebel and #theydontownme.

“It must be an age thing but the words Government Experiment and Festival,” he wrote.

Peter Stubley5 July 2021 20:51
1625513918

All UK adults should have the chance to receive both doses of a Covid vaccine by mid-September, the government has said.

In order to achieve this, the gap between jabs will be reduced from 12 to eight weeks for all under 40s, health secretary Sajid Javid announced.

By mid-September, all adults across the UK should have had the opportunity to receive both doses of a Covid vaccine

Peter Stubley5 July 2021 20:38
1625513183

The end of restrictions on 19 July won’t be “Freedom Day” for people with blood cancer, a charity has warned.

Blood Cancer UK said that many of those with the condition had enjoyed the loosening of restrictions up until now because the public had been following the rules by keeping their distance and wearing masks.

“If people aren’t doing these after the rules are lifted, then July 19 won’t be freedom day for some people with blood cancer in England,” the charity tweeted.

“It will be the day that it feels like freedoms are being taken away from them.”

The charity said it would appeal to the public to continue to be considerate, “because there’s no way of knowing if the person next to you is immunocompromised.”

Peter Stubley5 July 2021 20:26
1625512210

The majority of British adults want face masks to remain compulsory on public transport and in shops after coronavirus restrictions are lifted, according to a recent poll.

The YouGov survey found 71 per cent of people in England, Scotland and Wales agreed that rules on face coverings on public transport should remain in place for longer.

It also found 66 per cent of people want face masks to continue to be mandatory in shops and some enclosed public places, compared with 27 per cent who thought the opposite.

Big majority backs leaving rules in place after lockdown lift

Peter Stubley5 July 2021 20:10
1625512060

The National Education Union, which represents teaching staff, has accused the government of “neglectful and reckless decision making”.

Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the NEU, said: “We must seriously question the wisdom of the government’s decision to take away so many safety measures.

“The government should publish the results of its trials on daily contact testing as an alternative to self-isolation before changing the system.”

Dr Bousted added that cases in schools had risen “significantly” since the government removed mask requirements in mid-May and called for more support for testing and improving ventilation.

She said: “Schools and colleges quite obviously need the backing of government to ensure their workplace remains safe.

“The government appears to have no concern for other eventualities, pinning everything on hope. Schools and colleges have been through this several times before and leaders will be appalled that yet again so little is being done to support them.”

Peter Stubley5 July 2021 20:07
1625510765

Professor Stephen Reicher, a scientist advising the government, has warned that Boris Johnson’s plans to end the remaining coronavirus restrictions present a “very big risk” particularly to young people.

The member of the Scientific Pandemic Insights Group on Behaviours (Spi-B) warned there is a “very real risk prospect” that there could be nearly a million cases per week by the end of the month.

He told Channel 4 News: “I do think it is a big risk and I think it is gambling with people’s welfare.

“I really do fear that if we were to get up to those high numbers of infections there is a risk of causing huge damage primarily to young people because they’re the ones that aren’t vaccinated.

“I think that’s a very big risk indeed, it’s not a risk I would take and I earnestly, I genuinely hope that I am wrong and it doesn’t happen but I wouldn’t be taking the risk.”

Peter Stubley5 July 2021 19:46
1625510705

Andrew Lloyd Webber announced plans to stage a special “freedom day” performance of his West End show Cinderella on 19 July.

The new production, which is being staged at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, opened last month with an audience capacity of 50 per cent.

Lord Lloyd-Webber said in a statement: “Thrilled that at last theatres can re-open! In celebration, we are adding a Freedom Day performance on July 19th and have a Gala show on July 20th.

“All the proceeds from the extra show will be donated to the St John’s Ambulance and the NHS, and the 50% extra seats we are finally allowed on July 20th will be donated to those whose work over the pandemic has made Cinderella’s opening possible.”

Peter Stubley5 July 2021 19:45
1625510129

The new health secretary has promised MPs that vaccinated British travellers will be able to travel more freely “very, very soon”.

Sajid Javid was answering questions in the Commons at the same time as the Downing Street briefing was under way.

‘The guidance is really asking people to use their common sense’ – Sajid Javid on face masks

Peter Stubley5 July 2021 19:35
1625509337

Updated figures show Tamworth in Staffordshire and Newcastle-upon-Tyne have the highest rate of new Covid cases in England.

Tamworth in the West Midlands reported 561 new cases in the seven days to 1 July, the equivalent of 731.5 cases per 100,000 people. This is up from 259.5 the previous week.

Newcastle’s rate has increased from 409.2 to 712.0, with 2,156 new cases.

Here’s a full report on Newcastle’s rise up the rankings:

City sees rate jump to 664 cases per 100,000 people – although hospitalisations are still low

Peter Stubley5 July 2021 19:22
1625508654

Families who have lost loved ones to coronavirus have accused the government of having “skewed priorities” and repeating the same mistakes they made last summer.

Jo Goodman, co-founder of the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice group, said: “It’s a gut-churning de ja vu for those of us whose loved ones paid the ultimate price for those mistakes.

“The race to vaccinate people feels pretty finely in the balance at the moment and, with cases surging, honestly it feels like an error to act like we’ve got Covid beaten.”

Ms Goodman said the scrapping of mandatory mask wearing was “particularly horrifying” to the families of transport workers who have died.

She added: “The thought that transport workers may be put at risk as cases rise is an insult to those we have lost, and shows worrying disregard for the key workers we have relied on so heavily during the course of the pandemic.

“Wearing face masks is an evidence-based, low-cost intervention proven to save lives, so it’s hard to see what the logic is behind today’s announcement.”

Peter Stubley5 July 2021 19:10


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