From the Document: "Throughout the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, the Government's objective has been to protect lives and livelihoods across the United Kingdom. This remains the Government's priority as the UK eases restrictions. The UK has made huge progress this year. The procurement of vaccines by the Vaccines Taskforce and the deployment of vaccines by the National Health Service (NHS) has put the UK in a strong position. [...] [W]hen England moves to step 4 of the roadmap, the Government will continue to manage the risk of serious illness from the spread of the virus. This will mark a new phase in the Government's response to the pandemic, moving away from stringent restrictions on everyone's day-to-day lives, towards advising people on how to protect themselves and others, alongside targeted interventions to reduce risk. [...] This document sets out the arrangements that will be put in place in England."
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