The Government has announced a roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in England.
From 8 March all children and students returned to face to face education in schools and colleges.
Road Map – step by step plan to ease restrictions in England
Step 1 - 29 March 2021 (Easter)
- Only take away and click and collect services can open.
- Outdoor gatherings of either 6 people or 2 households are allowed, providing greater flexibility for families to see each other. This includes in private gardens.
- Outdoor sports facilities - such as tennis and basketball courts - are allowed to reopen, and people can take part in formally organised outdoor sports.
- The Stay at Home order ends, although many lockdown restrictions remain. For example, you should continue to work from home where possible, and overseas travel remains banned, aside for a small number of reasons.
You should continue to work from home and should minimise the number of journeys you make where possible. This means you should:
- avoid making unnecessary trips
- combine trips where possible
You should continue to minimise travel wherever possible and should not be staying away from home overnight at this stage.
Read more about the Government's travel rules.
Step 2 - 12 April 2021 will see the re-opening of outdoor hospitality, outdoor attractions, self-contained holiday accommodation, all retail sites, indoor leisure (gyms) and personal care (hair, beauty and tattooing etc).
Step 3 -17 May 2021 will see further easing of restrictions including accommodation including camping site / hostels etc. with shared facilities
Step 4 - 21 June 2021 no legal limits on social contact, nightclubs and larger events can open.
Please note these are the government's hopes to ease restrictions and are subject to review before introduction.
Posted: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 11:16 by Sian Bacon