Current restrictions

Roadmap step two - from 12 April

  • Non-essential retail will be able to reopen
  • Personal care premises such as hairdressers and nail salons will be able to reopen
  • Outdoor hospitality venues will be able to reopen, with table service only
  • Indoor leisure and sports facilities will be able to reopen for individual exercise, or exercise with your household or support bubble
  • You can meet up outdoors, including in private gardens, with up to five other people from multiple households i.e. the rule of six, or with one other household if there are more than six of you
  • If you need to enter through a house to get to a garden or other outside space and there is no alternative access, you should wear a face covering, wash or sanitise your hands when entering, and then go straight to the outside space. If you need to use the bathroom, wash your hands thoroughly and go back outside immediately. You should maintain social distancing from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble
  • Care home residents will be able to nominate two named individuals for regular indoor visits (following a rapid lateral flow test)
  • Public buildings such as libraries and community centres will be able to reopen
  • Most outdoor attractions including zoos, theme parks, and drive-in performances (such as cinemas and concerts) will be able to reopen
  • Some smaller outdoor events such as fetes, literary fairs, and fairgrounds will be able to take place
  • 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)
  • Self-contained accommodation will be able to open for overnight stays in England with your household or support bubble
  • Holidays abroad are not permitted
  • You should continue to minimise the amount that you travel where possible and avoid travelling at the busiest times
  • Continue to practise hands, face, space, and when indoors, regularly let in fresh air
  • Continue to work from home if you can
  • 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

Full guidance is available on GOV.UK.