Today marks so-called "freedom day" in England when most remaining legal coronavirus restrictions are lifted after months of pandemic-related constraints.
The reopening comes amid deep accusations of recklessness and concern from scientists as coronavirus cases surge, fuelled by the more transmissible Delta variant.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will spend the day self-isolating, after close contact with British Health Secretary Sajid Javid who tested positive for Covid-19. What measures are going? Social distancing limits are largely over, with no more "rule of six" and "one metre plus" restrictions.