Government announces a 4-week pause at Step 3

Last night the government announced a 4-week pause at Step 3. Step 3 restrictions remain in place.

It is expected that England will move to Step 4 on 19 July, though the data will be reviewed after 2 weeks in case the risks have reduced. The government will continue to monitor the data and the move to Step 4 will be confirmed one week in advance.

However, some restrictions will change on 21 June.

From 21 June, there will be changes to the rules on:
• weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and wedding receptions or civil partnership celebrations
• commemorative events following a death such as a wake, stone setting or ash scattering
• large events pilots
• care home visits
• domestic residential visits for children

For more information visit - (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do - GOV.UK (

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