July 19: Boris Johnson offers freedom day with health warning | News | The Times

Boris Johnson will urge people today not to return to life as normal after July 19 unless they want to risk restrictions being reimposed.

As he confirms that all remaining limits on social contact will be lifted in England a week today, the prime minister will emphasise that “caution is absolutely vital” in the face of rising infections. Wales is to review its restrictions on Thursday and Scotland is due to lift some restrictions on July 19 and most on August 9.

Senior scientific advisers urged people yesterday to continue to work from home over the summer and not to be “overenthusiastic about social contact” because of the risk of thousands of hospital admissions a day.

Susan Hopkins, of Public Health England, said that no