From today, April 12th 2021, England will move forward on the roadmap to exit Covid-19 restrictions.
The following changes will take place:
- non-essential retail will be able to reopen.
- personal care premises such as hairdressers and nail salons will be able to reopen.
- public buildings such as libraries and community centres will be able to reopen.
- outdoor hospitality venues will be able to reopen, with table service only.
- most outdoor attractions including zoos, theme parks, and drive-in performances (such as cinemas and concerts) will be able to reopen.
- indoor leisure and sports facilities will be able to reopen for individual exercise, or exercise with your household or support bubble.
- all childcare and supervised activities will be allowed indoors (as well as outdoors) for all children. Parent and child groups can take place indoors (as well as outdoors) for up to 15 people (children under 5 will not be counted in this number).
- weddings, civil partnership ceremonies, wakes and other commemorative events will be able to take place for up to 15 people (anyone working is not included in this limit), including in indoor venues that are permitted to open or where an exemption applies. Wedding receptions can also take place for up to 15 people, but must take place outdoors, not including private gardens.
- self-contained accommodation will be able to open for overnight stays in England with your household or support bubble.
- you should continue to minimise the amount that you travel where possible.
- care home residents will be able to nominate two named individuals for regular indoor visits (following a rapid lateral flow test).
For more information on the restrictions in place from the 12th April you can visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/
For more information on the Government’s roadmap to lift lockdown restrictions you can visit https://www.gov.uk/government/