But which rules won’t be changing and in what circumstances will some restrictions previously in place still be advised?
Here’s what you need to know.
5. Traffic light rules for travel
The traffic light system for international travel, which sets out the measures applying to arrivals from Red, Amber and Green countries, will remain in place. The risk ratings are kept under regular review, but it will be important that people continue to follow the rules that apply to the country from which they have travelled.
Operators will also still be encouraged to use outside space where practical, and to consider the supply of fresh air to indoor spaces. Carbon dioxide (CO2) monitors may also be used to help identify where a space is poorly ventilated, with businesses encouraged to take steps to improve ventilation if CO2 readings are consistently high.
7. Attending work
Businesses must not require a self-isolating worker to come to work, and should also make sure that workers and customers who feel unwell do not attend the setting.
8. Social distancing - in certain settings
For individual settings where the risks of rapid spread are particularly acute, it may be advised that social distancing is put in place if necessary to control outbreaks. Guidance says that this should be targeted, time limited, and apply to settings characterised by enclosed and vulnerable communities such as prisons, immigration removal centres and homeless shelters. Social distancing will also be required at ports of entry for passengers between disembarkation and border control in order to manage the risk of variants of concern being transmitted between individuals. People who are self-isolating should also continue to socially distance from others, particularly where they have had a positive test.