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Podcast: Coronavirus restrictions are lifted in Kent on ‘Freedom Day’

All coronavirus restrictions in England have been lifted on so-called ‘Freedom Day’.

Social distancing and the wearing of face masks are no longer mandatory.

But as cases across the country continue to rise, we’ve been finding out what you think.

Hear from Carlie Pleasant from Sittingbourne who has Cystic Fibrosis and will continue to wear a face mask.

We’ve also been speaking to a wedding planner who is hoping more couples will now book their big day.

Operation Brock is back in place on the M20 as roads bosses think more people will want to head on holiday now restrictions have been lifted.

And the boss of Gillingham football club says he’s surprised restrictions have been lifted as their pre-season preparations are disrupted by Covid.

Also in today’s podcast, a cannabis farm has been found following a fire at a house in Canterbury.

A Kent athlete speaks as another Covid case is confirmed in the Olympic village ahead of the games in Tokyo.

And, the winner of The Open golf championship has lifted the Claret Jug at Royal St George’s in Sandwich.