UK Prime Minister gives major changes on England's coronavirus restrictions from From August 1

UK Prime Minister gives major changes on England's coronavirus restrictions from From August 1

UK Prime Minister gives major changes on England's coronavirus restrictions from From August 1
The United Kingdom Prime Minister has given major changes on England's coronavirus restrictions from From August 1. One the major changes is that employers can choose whether or not their employees work from home.

"Instead of government telling people to work from home, we're going to give employers more discretion," Johnson said at a Downing Street press briefing.
"Whatever employers decide, they should consult closely with their employees." Beauty salons will be able to reopen from August 1 and indoor live performances can also resume if successful pilots have been carried out.

Wedding receptions for up to 30 people will also be permitted from that date but nightclubs remain closed under the updated guidance.

Johnson added that schools, colleges and nurseries would be open to all students from September.

"Throughout this period we will look to allow more close contact between friends and family," he added, cautioning that the easing of restrictions is conditional on cases continuing to fall.

The Prime Minister also announced sweeping new powers for local authorities as the UK government's focus turns to local lockdowns as opposed to a national one.

"We can control [the pandemic] through targeted local action," he said. "It has to be right that we take local actions in response to local outbreaks."

Johnson also announced £3 billion ($3.7b) in extra funding for the NHS in England to help it prepare for the winter months. Extra health funding will also be granted to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.The PM said his government was "hoping for the best, but planning for the worst."

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