THE Prime Minister will today give the public and businesses a better idea of what to expect from Freedom Day – July 19.
Social distancing, working from home and compulsory face masks are among the measures that will be scrapped on ‘Freedom Day’. But what is the PM expected to say in his announcement? Below is everything you need to know…
Boris is due to make an announcement later todayCredit: The Mega Agency
What time is Boris Johnson’s announcement today?
A time has not yet been announced for Boris Johnson’s announcement today.
However in the past most announcements have taken place at 5pm or 6pm.
What is Prime Minister expected to announce?
Boris Johnson will delight the nation today by confirming Freedom Day will go ahead on July 19.
But the PM will warn Brits to be ultra cautious with their newfound freedom.
After 18 months of unprecedented restrictions, the Prime Minister will defy doom-mongering boffins and confirm he is tearing up the hated lockdown.
But in a marked change of tone, he will drop his promise the lifting is “irreversible” amid warnings they could reimpose restrictions if there is a fourth wave in winter.
It comes as Covid cases continue to rise, with the more transmissible Delta – or Indian – variant to blame for 99 per cent of infections.
But the UK’s vaccine rollout has seen the risk of deaths or hospitalisation from the disease tumble.
Speaking last week, the PM said masks would become a “personal choice” as he tore up laws making them a legal requirement on buses, trains, and in shops and other indoor venues.
How can I watch Boris Johnson’s speech?
The press conference will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel.
You can also keep up to date on what is being said at the press conference by following our coronavirus live blog, for live updates on the briefing.
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