England is moving to the final stage of easing COVID-19 restrictions today, Monday 19 July. Although the government has announced that almost all legal restrictions on social contact have been removed, it is important that you continue to do everything you can to keep your loved ones and community safe as COVID-19 infections continue to rise.
Wearing face coverings in GP Care Group locations, crowded places, and on public transport will help us control the spread of the virus and give people the confidence they need to go about their daily lives.
Tower Hamlets Council Mayor, John Biggs said: "While national restrictions are being lifted, I think the government should be encouraging people to continue to wear masks. It's important to recognise we still have a duty to one another and wearing a mask in certain situations will continue to keep our community safe.
COVID-19 is very much still here. Cases are rising rapidly and a third wave of the pandemic is underway. The COVID-19 intensive care unit has had to be reopened at the Royal London Hospital.
It is crucial that we remain vigilant and continue to play our part in stopping the spread of the virus. This includes taking regular tests and taking up the offer of both vaccine doses when it's your turn."
We all have a part to play in continuing to keep Tower Hamlets safe.
From Monday 19 July, you must do the following as part of Step 4 of the government's roadmap:
Click here to find out what you should do to protect yourself and others