The British Prime Minister has just announced that he will take four steps to gradually loosen restrictions against Covid-19, leading to the normalization of life in England as early as June 21.
So far, more than 17.7 million people in the UK have received the first shot of the vaccine, or about a third of the adult population nationwide.
Mr. Boris Johnson said each step will be implemented in at least five weeks, starting from March 8, for England.
Step one: starting from March 8
Step one will be implemented in two parts:
- All students go back to high schools and universities. The school clubs are back on track
- Middle school students will be required to wear masks in classrooms and in shared living areas
- Allows people to meet someone else one by one outdoors
- People living in nursing homes are registered to pick up a regular visitor
- The order that requires everyone to stay at home continues to apply
- Outdoor gatherings up to 6 people or 2 households are allowed
- Outdoor sports centers such as tennis courts, basketball courts, and outdoor swimming pools are allowed to reopen; Organized outdoor sporting events are allowed to resume
- The home order ends, but people are encouraged to stay in their own living area only
- People are encouraged to work from home
- Do not go abroad
Step 2: April 12 at the earliest
- Non-essential retail services, barbershop, manicurist, library and museum reopened
- Bars and restaurants are allowed to serve guests outdoors, provided that the guests sitting together must be from the same household, or if the same household is not more than 6 people
- Outdoor facilities such as zoos and theme parks are allowed
- Gym facilities and indoor swimming pools reopened
- Hostels, motels, and campsites reopened
- The funeral service continues to comply with the rule for no more than 30 people
- The wedding is held, but only a maximum of 15 people attend
Step 3: From May 17 at the earliest
Mr. Boris Johnson plans to further ease the restrictions from May, when in-house services will resume.
Step 3 will be implemented as early as May 17.
- Removes most of the outdoor exposure restrictions, and allows people to meet in groups of up to 30
- Allow two households to meet indoors. However, the maximum number will be limited to 6 people for in-house services
- Movie theaters, children’s play centers, other sections of hotels, motels, and indoor fitness activities are resumed
- Major sporting and performance events are resumed, with some restrictions on attendance for venues with large capacity, thousands of people.
- Allow up to 30 people to attend events such as weddings, receptions, and funerals
Step 4: From June 21 at the earliest
The Prime Minister said he hopes the UK blockade will be lifted around June 21, but stressed that the decision will be made depending on the data, not on a fixed date. .
- All legal restrictions on social exposure will be lifted, with the ambition to open up all sectors that are still closed in the economy, such as nightclubs.
- Hopefully remove restrictions on major sporting events and performances
- Hoping to lift restrictions on weddings and other major life events.
As of the first week of February 2021, most of the EU member states have imposed a restriction on travel, entry and exit, and will consider and adjust at the end of February.
Although they do not want a harsh blockade, many countries have to impose a curfew in some big cities, causing protests such as in Belgium and the Netherlands.
In Germany, a country located in central Europe, the number of infections as of February 20, 2021 was still high.
Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn expressed disappointment about the number of infections in Germany.
The need to revive some industry sectors̉ has prompted Germany to reopen kindergarten this Monday, as state health official Baden-Württemberg announced that it will launch the AstraZeneca vaccine for teachers. in the state.
In France, Nice city and the surrounding area are having the highest infection rate in France, so it will be blocked for the next two weeks.
Nice recorded 700 Covid cases per 100,000 population, much higher than the French average of 190 / 100,000.
Portugal is seriously infected and is still under a blockade.
Overall, the EU’s immunization program has been slow compared to the UK’s.
Poland’s minister, Michal Dworczyk, admitted on February 22 that Poland was working on “an option to import vaccines outside of the EU common program”, but he said it was “not easy”.
European countries also have different border tightening policies.
Bulgaria said that as of April, immigrants must be quarantined for 10 days if they come from Schengen countries without a negative PCR test result.
Austria still blocks the East Tyrol rest area due to the appearance of the South African Covid variant, but agrees to allow people from Schengen, EU, Vatican, Singapore, South Korea to travel to the rest of the country, with the required PCR test. 72 hours before entry.
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