The roadmap out of lockdown

The government has announced new changes will be happening to lockdown restrictions from 8th March, including a four step plan to lead us out of lockdown. Read this article to understand the roadmap and what this means for you.

29th March 

  • up to six people or two households can meet outdoors, including private gardens 
  • outdoor sports and recreation will be allowed 
  • parent and child groups will be allowed outside with a maximum of 15 people 
  • people will still be encouraged to stay local, but 'stay at home' will be lifted
  • people must still work from home where possible 
  • travelling abroad for a holiday is still not allowed

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12th April 

  • non-essential shops will reopen (including all retail, beauty, hairdressers)
  • outdoor hospitality in pubs and restaurants allowed for households or for groups of up to 6 people
  • gyms and outdoor swimming pools will reopen 
  • funerals will be allowed for up to 30 people and weddings for up to 15 people 
  • self-catering holiday accommodation and campsites will reopen 
  • most outdoor attractions such as zoos and theme parks will reopen
  • international holidays are still not allowed
  • domestic overnight stays within your household will be allowed

17th May

  • indoor dining at pubs and restaurants will be allowed 
  • indoor attractions such as cinemas and museums will reopen 
  • all remaining outdoor entertainment will be allowed
  • stay away in hostels, hotels and B&Bs will be allowed
  • indoor group exercise classes and sports will go ahead
  • weddings, receptions and funerals will be allowed with up to 30 people 
  • some large events such as sports, concerts, theatre and conferences can go ahead with capacity limits 
  • domestic overnight stays will be allowed
  • international travel will be allowed subject to review

21st June 

  • there will be no legal limits on social contact 
  • nightclubs will be allowed to reopen 
  • larger events can take place
  • no limits on attendance at funerals, weddings and other life events

It is important to be aware that the roadmap has been set out, however this plan can still change throughout the next few months depending on government guidance. Please continue to observe social distancing and keep an eye out for further guidance on the website and on our website and bulletins. 

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