Restrictions Lifting; At long last life seems to be getting back to normality and we do hope that this is the end of COVID 19. We still have to be careful and follow guidelines like washing our hands etc. But what restrictions are being lifted?
From 1 September 2021:
Public transport can run at 100% capacity
From 6 September 2021:
Indoor events can take place with 60% of the venue’s maximum capacity, provided all the people attending are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months. Accompanied children under 18 do not need proof of vaccination or recovery.
This includes live entertainment, indoor conferences, live music and indoor sporting events.
Cinemas and theatres can increase their capacity to 60% if all of members of the audience are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 (not including accompanied children). Otherwise, their capacity stays at 50 people.
Live music at weddings is allowed.
Organised outdoor events can take place with a capacity limit of 75% where people attending are fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19. Where not all members of the audience are fully vaccinated or recovered, a capacity limit of 50% applies. Accompanied children under 18 do not need proof of vaccination or recovery.
Religious ceremonies can take place with 50% of the place of worship’s normal capacity.
Coach tours can take place at 75% capacity.
From 20 September 2021:
Indoor group activities, like sports, art and dance classes, can take place with up to 100 people, provided everyone has been fully vaccinated or has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months. Otherwise, pods of up to 6 people are allowed. The number of pods permitted depend on the size of the venue.
Outdoor group activities can take place without restrictions. This does not include attendance at organised events (for example, an outdoor concert or sports match).
In person attendance in offices and other places of work is permitted on a staggered basis.
From 22 October 2021, subject to public health advice:
Vaccination or recovery certificates (for example, the EU COVID Digital Certificate) are no longer needed to go to an indoor restaurant, pub or other venue. You will still need them for international travel.
You do not have to wear a face covering, except on public transport, in shops and in hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
Restrictions on numbers that can attend events no longer apply, including:
- Indoor and outdoor events and activities
- Religious ceremonies
Nightclubs can reopen
You should continue to self-isolate if you have symptoms of COVID-19.