Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that coronavirus restrictions would not changed like planned on 21 June, instead they would be extended until 19 July.Advertisement
However, there are a few exceptions such as weddings allowed to go ahead with no limit on people but social distancing still needs to be in place.
Due to Preston being in an ‘area of concern’ because of the rise in Delta variant cases extra guidance applies such as meeting outside rather than inside where possible.
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Further guidance for Preston residents includes:
The four-week delay is due to the rise in cases of the Delta variant across England but particularly in the North West.
Here is a full list of restrictions from 21 June:
The four-week delay will also allow ten million more vaccine doses to be administered.
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It was also confirmed that the vaccine delay between the first and second dose will be reduced from 12 weeks to eight weeks for over 40s.
The four-week delay will also be assessed if it can be lifted earlier on 5 July.
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