How the rules are changing from Monday 17 May:
- People can now meet in groups of up to 30 outdoors.
- Six people or two households can meet indoors and overnight stays are allowed.
- Up to 30 are allowed to attend a support group or parent-and-child group (not counting under fives).
- Care home residents can have up to five named visitors, and more freedom for visits out of the home.
- Up to 30 people can attend weddings, receptions and other life events.
- There is no longer a limit on the number people who can attend a funeral but is instead determined by the size of venue.
- But people are being urged to be cautious about hugging friends and family and the Government has published new advice on meeting others safely.
Leisure, sports and entertainment
- Indoor dining at pubs, cafes and restaurants is now allowed.
- Indoor attractions such as cinemas and museums can reopen.
- All remaining outdoor entertainment is allowed.
- Staying away in hostels, hotels and B&Bs is allowed.
- Indoor group exercise classes and sports can go ahead.
- Some large events such as sports, concerts, theatre and conferences can go ahead with capacity limits.
- People can now travel abroad to green list countries, meaning they won’t need to quarantine on their return.
Find out more about the changes on the Government website.
Play your part and stay safe
It is important to be remember that the roadmap could still change as Covid-19 remains a part of our lives.
- Continue with ‘hands, face, space’.
- Comply with the Covid-secure measures that remain in place.
- Meet outdoors when you can and keep letting fresh air in.
- Get tested when needed.
- Get vaccinated when offered.
- Keep an eye out for further guidance.