Covid regulations in England, including self isolating after a positive test, could be lifted a month early according to the prime minister.

Covid restrictions were set to be dropped on March 24th but Boris Johnson says the change ‘shows the hard work of the British people’ providing that the data is still encouraging after the half term break.

This means if the rules are dropped England will return to levels of freedom not seen for more than two years.

However some people, such as those who are clinically vulnerable, are still nervous without the protection provided by the restrictions which currently include:

  • Needing a Covid 19 test when arriving in the UK
  • wearing a face covering in public
  • showing a Covid pass to get into venues


Around 23 percent of people want wanted all restrictions lifting according a recent yougov poll with most wanting a lifting of some rules.

In Nottingham there’s been mixed response to the lifting of the rules:

Manager of the Canal House bar and restaurant, Wayne Harvey, says the easing of the restrictions will mainly benefit the retail industry.

He said, “I think many people are happy to come back into the city centre but there will be others who are nervous because they will feel less protected.”