Further sectors of the economy will finally reopen after months of closure and international travel will resume, with holidaymakers able to visit select ‘green list’ countries without having to quarantine on their return.
These are all of the lockdown changes that will take effect today.
1. Indoor dining
Indoor dining in pubs, restaurants and cafes will resume, with no requirement for a substantial meal to be served alongside alcoholic drinks, and no curfew. The rule of six will be in place for diners and drinkers.
2. Indoor mixing and overnight stays
People will be able to meet indoors with one other household, or in a group of up to six, and domestic overnight stays will be allowed.
3. Outdoor gatherings
The rule of six for outdoor gatherings will be extended to the rule of 30, but social distancing measures will still be in place.
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Close personal contact with family and friends will be allowed, but social distancing rules remain for others. Government guidance recommends people use their ‘personal judgement’ and ‘common sense’.