Step 1 poster
This will mean:
- All schools and colleges across England will re-open along with practical higher education courses, other higher education courses will remain online. Secondary school and college students will be required to wear masks in class and communal areas
- Outdoor after-school sports and activities will be able to take place
- Recreational activities in public spaces, such as a park, will also be allowed. This can be between two people from different households, or between one household and one other person, meaning they can sit down for a drink or picnic outdoors
- You can continue to exercise with one other person outdoors.
- All care home residents in England will be able to have one regular visitor with whom they can hold hands with
- Up to 30 people can attend a burial outdoors, as long as social distancing is maintained
- Six people can attend a wake and weddings with up to six attendees - these can take place in exceptional circumstances only
From 29 March 2021, the second phase of step one of lockdown easing will begin
This will mean:
- The rule of six (groups of six or less) or two households can meet outdoors. Households must not mix indoors.
- Outdoor sport and leisure facilities will open
- Organised outdoor sport will be allowed (for children and adults)
- Travel should be minimised. Holidays will not be permitted.
- Outdoor parent and child groups can take place (up to 15 parents)
You can find out more about the government’s roadmap and the planned steps here.
Step 2 - No earlier than 12 April
Step 2 poster
These places can open:
- All retail
- Personal care settings like hairdressers and beauty salons
- Public buildings like libraries, community centres and museums.
- Outdoor hospitality like alcohol takeaways, and beer gardens
- Outdoor attractions like zoos, theme parks and drive-in cinemas.
- Indoor leisure like swimming pools and gyms.
- Self-contained holiday accommodation like self-catering lets and camp sites for household stays only.
- Wakes, weddings and receptions of up to 15 people will be permitted.
Step 3 No earlier than 17 May
Step 3 poster
- Two households can mix indoors.
- You can stay overnight in somebody's home.
- 30 people can mix outdoors.
- The rule of six will be applied in hospitality settings like pubs.
- Cinemas, hotels, performances and sporting events will reopen - with social distancing required.
- Indoor events of up to 1,000 or 50% can take place.
- Indoor events of up to 4,000 or 50% can take place.
- Up to 10,000 spectators will be able to attend the very largest outdoor seated venues like football stadiums.
- Most significant life events like weddings, funerals, receptions, wakes and christenings will be allowed with up to 30 people.
Step 4 No earlier than 21 June
Step 4 poster
- There will be no remaining legal limits on social contact
- Nightclubs will reopen
- There will no legal limit on attendance at large events and life events
The roadmap is explained in more detail in this video