Future of businesses across Milton Keynes left uncertain as government delays 'Freedom Day'

    Boris Johnson recently annouced that there would be a four-week delay to the lifting of all coronavirus restrictions in England - setting the new date at 19 July.

    Local businesses are likely to be the most severely impacted by the decision announced earlier this evening at Downing Street COVID briefing.

    The 10,000 cap on spectators at sporting events is expected to remain in place, though select games at the UEFA Euro 

    Many pubs and other hospitality venues are being forced to continue operating at a limited capacity. Cinemas and theatres are also restricted to no more than 50% of their total audience, a move that many predict could lead to further financial losses in an already hard-hit industry.

    Nightclubs will remain shut for the foreseeable future, despite the clubbing trade body threatening legal action against the government.

    Despite the delay, there are still a number of rules set to be relaxed next week. Weddings and wakes will no longer be limited to 30 people, but social distancing restrictions will remain in place during these events. 

    Furthermore, care home residents will also no longer be advised to self-isolate for a fortnight after being outside the home.  

    It was also annouced that from tomorrow, 23 and 24-year-olds will be able to book their first vaccine appointment. 

    If you are aged 23 and over and would like to get vaccinated, please click here.

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