Our long national hibernation is beginning to come to an end, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Parliament as he announced that the Government had decided that the social distancing rules could be relaxed (in England) from 4 July.
We previously reported on the amendments to the rules affecting transport operators introduced to take account of the Covid-19 outbreak (see DVSA extends annual test exemptions and Guidance on remote auditing during the pandemic).
With the Government's advice still being to continue to work from home if possible, the mediation service Acas has noted that many employers and their staff remain concerned about the practicalities of physically going back to work.
Transport for London (TfL) has announced that, in accordance with the condition in the recent Government funding agreement, it has urgently brought forward proposals to temporarily widen the scope and level of the Congestion Charge.
Clandestine migration has eased slightly while more stringent border crossing checks have been in place due to the current Covid-19 crisis but could be set to escalate as restrictions begin to be lifted.
As we reported in Government likely to ease controls on EU imports, the Cabinet Office has confirmed that border controls for EU goods imported into Great Britain will be introduced at the end of transition period in stages. This will, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove said, give businesses affected by coronavirus more time to prepare.