Last night Boris Johnson dashed the hopes of lockdown-weary Brits by extending England’s restrictions for four weeks to July 19.
It means England will remain in step three with no nightclubs, the rule of six indoors and strict capacity rules in gyms and other venues.
Masks will continue in shops and on public transport, work-from-home guidance will carry on, and table service remains in pubs.
But thousands of couples will get a reprieve – as weddings and receptions will be allowed to go ahead with more than 30 attendees.
Rules on wakes and care home visits will also be relaxed slightly from next Monday.
There are lots of questions around support for businesses, if the rules really will ease on July 19 and what the new rules are for weddings.
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