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Spring 2021: Lockdown Exit Plan

On 22nd February the government announced their roadmap for exiting lockdown in England. This page will be updated as guidance changes.

The government’s full report can be found here.

No earlier than March 8th

  • Schools and colleges are open for all students
  • Recreation or exercise outdoors allowed with household or one other person
  • One visitor allowed for care home residents
  • Stay at home remains in place

No earlier than March 29th

  • Rule of 6 or two households allowed to socialise outdoors
  • Outdoor sports allowed
  • Work from home where possible and stay local
  • No overseas travel

No earlier than April 12th

  • Non essential retail, hairdressers, personal care, libraries, theme parks and gyms can reopen
  • Pubs and restaurants can reopen for outdoor dining and drinking (no need for substantial meal and no curfews)
  • Social distancing continues

No earlier than May 17th

  • Rule of 6 relaxed outdoors
  • Two households can mix indoors
  • Hotels, cinemas, soft play areas can reopen
  • 1000 people or half full permitted at indoors sports venues. Outdoor venues can have a capacity of 4000 or half full. 10,000 people allowed at Wembley Stadium.
  • International travel possible
  • Review of social distancing
  • Review of certification for vaccines and PCR/Lateral Flow testing for travel

No earlier than July 21st

  • All legal limits on social contact relaxed
  • Remaining hospitality outlets can reopen
  • Large events restrictions are lifted
  • Restrictions for weddings may still be in effect


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