Covid-19 lockdown easing delayed by four weeks

The government has announced today (14 June) that most COVID-19 rules will remain in place in England for another four weeks.

This postpones the planned easing of restrictions which had been pencilled in for 21 June.

Ministers have made this decision due to concerns about increased infections of the new Delta Variant which was first discovered in India.

The government believes the delay will allow millions more people to be vaccinated and give scientists more time to monitor the new variant.

Bradford District health professionals share concerns around the new variant and the potential impact it could have if re-opening took place on 21 June.

Health chiefs are welcoming the news that from tomorrow 23 to 24-year-olds in England will be offered a COVID-19 vaccination and by 19 July the target is to give every adult their first jab.