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The Prime Minister made a new statement today announcing that some “higher risk settings” that were due to open tomorrow will no longer do so.
He said that until 15 August at the earliest:
- Casinos, bowling alleys, skating rinks and remaining close contact services must remain closed;
- Indoor performances will not resume;
- Pilots of larger crowds in sports venues and conference centres will not take place; and
- Wedding receptions of up to 30 people will not be permitted, but ceremonies can continue to take place, in line with COVID-Secure guidelines.
In addition, the government will extend the requirement to wear a face covering to other indoor settings such as museums, galleries, cinemas and places of worship. This will become enforceable in law from 8 August.
The national pause on shielding will continue as planned from tomorrow. At this stage, the government is not changing the rules on social contact nationally.
As we start to see some areas of the north of England tightening COVID-19 measures again, it is crucial that everyone continues to follow government guidance and be respectful of others.
Everyone, including our young people, have played a vital role in helping to contain the spread of the virus, and the government has set out specific guidance for young people on social distancing and meeting people.
There is also information on returning to school, college or university and protecting different groups of people.
We would urge you not to meet in large groups, even in this nice weather.
For all the information you need please visit GOV.UK (external link).
The government has extended the self-isolation period, for people who are showing symptoms of the coronavirus, or a positive test result, to 10 days (from 7 days).
Those showing symptoms of COVID-19 are most infectious just before, and for the first few days after symptoms begin. It is very important people with symptoms self-isolate and get a test, which will allow contact tracing.
The main symptoms to look out for are:
• High temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
• New, continuous cough – coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
• Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
If feel you have symptoms and need to arrange a test, please do so through the NHS Test and Trace Service (external link).
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