In today's press conference, Boris Johnson has confirmed that "freedom day" will go ahead.


Originally scheduled for 21 June before being pushed back by 19 July to allow more time to vaccinate more people, given that the vaccine has "severely weakened" the link between infection and hospitalisation and death.

The "freedom day" will go ahead next Monday, meaning that theatres will be able to open at capacity, rather than adhering to social distancing guidelines and capacity restrictions. 


It is "absolutely vital that we proceed now with caution", he said. "This pandemic is not over and continues to carry risks, warns, so people should not assume that everything will be normal, even when restrictions ease."


Enhanced cleaning and sanitisation stations; face coverings strongly encouraged; e-tickets and no stage door will remain in place.