The most recent phase of easing restrictions began on 17 May. Here’s a quick guide to the main points:
The general advice is to carry on working from home if you can, keep the precautions, and if you develop symptoms, quarantine and get tested. The 2m rule is now a personal responsibility rather than government guidance.
Overview of changes:
- Outdoor gatherings can have up to 30 people, indoor gatherings can have up to 6 people or 2 households.
- Indoor entertainment venues have opened with COVID-secure measures in place. These include cafes, pubs, cinemas, theatres, museums, etc
- Organised indoor sport can recommence for all ages, with reasonable measures in place.
- Hotels and B&Bs can reopen for groups of up to 6.
- Funerals, weddings and other commemorative events are no longer limited but may be determined by how many people the COVID-secure venue can safely accommodate with social distancing.
- Care home residents can have up to five named visitors (two at any one time), provided visitors test negative for COVID-19.
- All higher education students are able to access in-person teaching.
- Support groups and parent and child group gathering limits have been increased to 30 people (not including under 5s)
- There is no longer a legal restriction or permitted reason required to travel internationally.
Find out what you can and cannot do:
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