Freedom Day message from our MP, Marcus Fysh:
"Today marks a big step forward in our return to normal life. Coronavirus hasn’t disappeared but thanks to the vaccine rollout it is not the threat it was. For our jobs, businesses, schools and health we need to move on without restrictions.
Some people are of course anxious and I encourage everyone to act sensibly and with respect for those who may be vulnerable. You may choose to still wear a mask on crowded public transport for example.
Whether you are looking forward to seeing more of your friends and family, not having to book quite so much in advance, or just walking up to a bar and ordering a pint, I hope everyone has a good week. That we have got this far is in part due to the vaccines but also because of the efforts and sacrifices made by so many people and we deserve to enjoy this time.”