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What can we do on April 12? Rules to change again on socialising, pubs and gyms


The stay-at-home order has been lifted in England, meaning small social gatherings are now back on the cards for the Easter bank holiday weekend. The Government’s roadmap out of lockdown follows a number of stages for the reopening of society, which has been in a firm lockdown since early January.

From now until June 21, the roadmap out of lockdown follows four stages, with England currently in stage one.

People are currently allowed to meet outdoors, including in private gardens, in groups of up to six, or two households of any size.

Among other changes, outdoor sport has resumed, with courts and outdoor swimming both now open, and weddings can now go ahead with up to six guests.

Children’s classes and activities will be able to gather indoors, with a maximum of 15 adults present.

Weddings and funerals will also see big changes, with funerals allowed to take place with up to 30 guests, and weddings with 15 guests.

However, a number of rules will still remain in place after April 12.

Travelling abroad is still illegal, unless for a valid reason – with heft fines now being issued for those trying to evade the rules.

Mixing of households indoors will still not be permitted.

Hotels and B&B’s remain shut, but self-catered enclosed holiday homes will be allowed to host guests once again.

Face coverings and social distancing as still mandatory in indoor public spaces, such as shops and on public transport.


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