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How are rules changing on 29 March in England?

Posted on: 29 March 2021

From 29 March lockdown rules in England are easing as part of the Prime Minister's road map. You will now be able to:

  • Meeting outdoors: People will be allowed to meet outside - including in private gardens - in groups of up to six, or as two households (with social distancing)
  • The stay-at-home rule is ending, although the government is urging people to stay local as much as possible; holidays away from home are still not allowed, as it will remain important to manage the risk of imported variants and protect the vaccination programme.
  • Outdoor sports facilities will reopen, including golf courses, tennis and basketball courts, and outdoor swimming areas. Formally organised outdoor sports can restart
  • Precautions You should continue to work from home where you can and minimise the number of journeys you make where possible, avoiding travel at the busiest times and routes. Travel abroad will continue to be prohibited. 
  • Weddings can take place, attended by up to six people

Stage two - no earlier than 12th April:

  • All shops allowed to open, along with close-contact services, including hairdressers and beauty salons
  • Restaurants and pubs allowed to serve food and alcohol to customers sitting outdoors
  • Gyms and spas can reopen, as can zoos, theme parks, libraries, and community centres
  • Members of the same household can take a holiday in England in self-contained accommodation.
  • Weddings attended by up to 15 people can take place.

Click here to watch a video explaining each stage of the government's road map.

The video is available in Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil, Sylhetiand Gujarati also available via BBC Asian Network.


For more information about Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do click here