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Coronavirus latest news: People urged to social distance and wear face masks in new campaign

People in England are being urged to continue wearing face coverings in crowded places, and use the NHS Covid-19 app to check in to venues, despite legal requirements to do so being lifted.

An official information campaign, which will hit airwaves, newspapers and other media from Thursday, will see the Government replace its “hands, face, space, fresh air” slogan with its new catchphrase: “Keep life moving”.

A video fronted by TV doctor Dr Amir Khan will also recommend people continue to follow social distancing guidance. The advice comes despite Monday being trumpeted as England’s “freedom day”, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson removing almost all legal restrictions, including social distancing guidelines.

Pressure has also been placed on young people to get a vaccine, as Health Secretary Sajid Javid reiterates the Prime Minister’s plan to make full vaccination a “condition of entry to nightclubs” by the autumn.

The campaign will warn, however, that being doubled jabbed does not entirely protect you from being infected, or from being told to self-isolate.

The campaign comes as hundreds of thousands of people are being hit by a “pingdemic”, causing chaos for a number of industries.

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