Roadmap to Easing Covid-19 Restrictions

Stage one – earliest, 8th March 2021

  • All schools and colleges will reopen
  • University students can return for practical courses
  • Two people from different households can meet outside for recreation, which can include “a coffee on a bench”.
  • One nominated person can visit a relative in a care home

Stage one (part 2) – earliest, 29th March 2021

  • People will be allowed to meet outside, either with one other household or within the “rule of six”, including in private gardens
  • The stay-at-home rule will end but people should stay local as much as possible
  • Outdoor sport facilities will reopen and formally organised outdoor sports can restart

Stage two – earliest, 12th April 2021

  • Non-essential retail allowed to open, as well as hairdressers and other “close contact services”
  • Gyms, spas and swimming pools can reopen for individuals and households
  • UK domestic holidays away from home permitted, with self-contained accommodation able to reopen for use by members of the same household
  • Outdoor settings such as Zoos, theme parks and drive-in cinemas, as well as beer gardens and alcohol takeaways can re-open
  • Libraries and community centres can open

Stage three – earliest, 17th May 2021

  • People can meet in groups of up to 30 outdoors, including outdoor theatres and cinemas
  • Six people or two households can meet indoors
  • Pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues can seat customers indoors
  • Indoor entertainment such as museums, theatres, cinemas and children’s play areas can open, as can adult indoor group sports and exercise classes.
  • Hotels, hostels and B&Bs can reopen to household groups
  • International leisure travel will resume no earlier than 17 May

Stage four – earliest, 21st June 2021

  • All legal limits on social contact will be removed
  • No legal limits on the number of people who can attend weddings, funerals and other life events.
  • Nightclubs will be allowed to reopen