One step closer
We have now downgraded to alert level 3 which means the Covid-19 epidemic is in general circulation, therefore gradual relaxing of restrictions and social distancing measures. Boris Johnson confirmed on May 10th 2021 that England will progress to step 3 of lockdown easing on May 17th.
Below I’ve listed out what will be legal from May 17th:
Meet outdoors in groups of up to 30
Six people or two households can meet indoors
Holidays abroad will be allowed within the new traffic light system
Most businesses in all but the highest risk sectors will be able to reopen
Overnight stays with people outside of your household
Restaurants, pubs and cafes can serve indoors (so no more eating/drinking outside in the cold yay!)
Indoor entertainment can open such as theatres, cinemas and museums
Weddings, wakes and life events can have up to 30 guests
No cap on the number of mourners allowed to attend funerals
Children’s play areas and the rest of the accommodation sector (hotels, hostels and B&Bs); indoor adult group sports and exercise classes will be open
Some larger performances and sporting events in indoor venues with a capacity of 1,000 people or half-full (whichever is a lower number), and in outdoor venues with a capacity of 4,000 people or half-full (whichever is a lower number). In the largest outdoor seated venues, where crowds can be spread out, up to 10,000 people will be able to attend (or a quarter-full, whichever is lower).