London’s e-scooter rental scheme expanded to the West End on Monday as efforts continued to crack down on the illegal use of privately-owned scooters. Westminster became the ninth borough to join Transport for London’s Government backed trial, which is the only way the battery-powered vehicles can be ridden legally on public roads. It means the number of e-scooters available to hire across the capital will increase to about 2,700 in the coming weeks – with the possibility that more boroughs will sign up for the year-long pilot. It launched on June 7 in Canary Wharf in Tower Hamlets, plus Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Richmond. Last month it was widened to the City of London, Lambeth and Southwark.

People vaccinated in Europe or the US will no longer need to isolate when they arrive in England from an amber country.

The rule will be introduced on 2 August. France is still exception however.

How are the rules changing?
Currently, fully vaccinated people entering the UK from an amber country can avoid isolation, as long as they were vaccinated in the UK.

From 2 August at 04:00 BST, the exemption will also apply to people arriving in England who were vaccinated in the US or most European countries.

This includes members of the EU, the European Free Trade Association and the smaller states of Andorra, Monaco and Vatican City.

Other rules will still apply: a pre-travel test and a PCR test within two days of arriving in the England.

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