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Boris Johnson marked England’s so-called Freedom Day by announcing emergency plans to exempt crucial workers from self-isolation rules that are causing economic and social disruption.
The prime minister’s decision to lift most Covid-19 restrictions was accompanied by an announcement that additional policies — such as requiring double vaccination to enter nightclubs — would be introduced in September.
Pub groups Wetherspoon and Young’s, the restaurant company Fridays and fast-food chain McDonald’s offered limited promotions yesterday to lure back customers.
But in central London, many stayed at home, stymieing the recovery of restaurants, theatres and cinemas. The FT View is that businesses need clarity on…