During the press conference held by the Prime Minister this evening, it was announced that England will not be moving onto Stage 4 of the roadmap until at least July 19th.
You can read more about the press conference here: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-statement-at-coronavirus-press-conference-14-june-2021
At this point in time, due to the increase in infection rates and not enough data being available to determine whether the link between infection rates and hospitalisations has been severed, the Prime Minister has announced that Stage 4 of the Road Map will be postponed until at least July 19th, 2021.
They will be monitoring the situation every day, and if after 2 weeks they have concluded the risk has diminished, they may consider lifting the restrictions earlier than July 19th.
The government want to allow more time for more people to have received their second dose of the vaccine, and for a larger number of the population to have had their first dose, to help reduce the chance of a person getting Covid and from the virus spreading even more than it already is.
While the final step of the roadmap won’t be taking place just yet, a couple of changes will be allowed to take place:
– limits on the number of guests that can attend weddings will be lifted, as long as social distancing guidelines can be met
– limits on the number of guests at wakes will be lifted, as long as social distancing guidelines can be met
I am continually monitoring the updates that the government and other business-related departments release and will continue to share that information for as long as I feel that it is beneficial to all businesses in the UK.
The information and policies are continually being updated by the government, so I urge you to keep on top of the information by visiting the relevant website for your area.
Northern Ireland: https://www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/
I will be trying to keep myself as informed as possible and will share relevant information on my fb business page: https://www.facebook.com/ihelmenterprises/