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Road Map Out of Lockdown

Step-by-step lifting of restrictions: key dates

Step 1

8 March

  • All schools and colleges will open, with outdoor after-school sports and activities allowed to take place. Childcare will resume.
  • Recreation or exercise outdoors will be allowed between two people.
  • Care home residents will be allowed one regular visitor.
  • During this time, we must continue to stay at home and no household mixing is permitted. 

29 March

  • Outdoor gatherings of either six people or two households will be allowed, including in private gardens. 
  • Outdoor sport and leisure facilities such as tennis courts will reopen, and organised outdoor sport will return for both adults and children.

Step 2

12 April

  • Non-essential retail will reopen, along with hairdressers, community centres, and libraries.
  • Indoor leisure (including gyms) will reopen for individual or household use.
  • Outdoor settings including hospitality, zoos and theme parks will reopen.
  • Self-contained holiday accommodation such as holiday lets and campsites will reopen to individual households.

Check with your local place of worship for the latest advice.

A summary of the roadmap, including details of steps 3 and 4, is available on Twitter. You can view the full roadmap on the government website, and you can also watch the Prime Minister's address to the nation on YouTube

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