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RECAP: Latest reaction, rules and cases numbers as Essex unlocks on Freedom Day

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Recap as Essex unlocks on Freedom Day

By Rebecca Creed

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    ✔️ Most remaining legal coronavirus restrictions are lifted in England, leading to some dubbing today (Monday, July 19) 'Freedom day'
  • ✔️ The country has finally reached the last step in the Government’s unlocking road map
  • ✔️ Groups of more than six people from multiple households will be able to meet indoors and outdoors
  • ✔️ Businesses will reopen, including shuttered nightclubs that can welcome party-goers back to dance floors
  • 😷 Face masks are no longer mandatory in shops and on public transport but now 'advised'