Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Friday that England is set for a “significant return to normality” by Christmas.
Johnson added that he “is hoping for the best and planning for the worst.”
He told a press conference on Friday afternoon that under the guidelines people are allowed to use public transport for journeys from today.
He said that advice for employers is set to change from 1 August allowing companies more discretion to allow staff to return back to work, if safe to do so.
From 1 August Johnson said, “Instead of government telling people to work from home, we are going to give employers more discretion, and ask them to make decisions about how their staff can work safely.”
The Prime Minister added, “It is my strong and sincere hope that we will be able to review the outstanding restrictions and allow a more significant return to normality from November at the earliest – possibly in time for Christmas.”
However, Sir Patrick Vallance the government’s chief scientific advisor said there is “absolutely no reason” to change the advice on working from home, as it is still “perfectly good option” for many workers.