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No face masks, mass gatherings and going back to the office are just some of the things the people in England can look forward to. Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced that most lockdown restrictions will be eased on 19 July or, as the public refers to it, Freedom Day.

While the date was initially scheduled for 21 June, it has since been postponed to 19 July and, so far, it looks as if this date might realise.

All legislation on wearing masks in public will be repealed. Individuals will be able to decide for themselves whether they would want to wear a mask or not, even on public transport.

Mass gatherings will not be limited to a small number of people, so big weddings, attending (and singing) in church as well as parties will once again be allowed. With mass gatherings becoming legal again, nightclubs and restaurants will open to full capacity.

Those visiting pubs will be able to go inside and order their own drinks at the bar again. Under previous restrictions, pubs were closed for several months and, once those restrictions were eased a bit, patrons were only allowed to sit outside and weren't allowed to enter the pub to order drinks at the bar.

Employees will be able to go back to the office on Freedom Day. A spokesperson for the Prime Minister said that no new employment laws will be introduced, so employers can decide whether they want their employees to return full time or not.

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