Roadmap out of lockdown
From 8 March, people in England will see restrictions start to lift and the government’s 4-step roadmap offer a route back to a more normal life.
For full details see GOV.UK guidance COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021.
By Step 4 which will take place no earlier than 21 June, the government hopes to be in a position to remove all legal limits on social contact.
They hope to reopen remaining premises, including nightclubs, and ease the restrictions on large events and performances that apply in Step 3. This will be subject to the results of a scientific Events Research Programme to test the outcome of certain pilot events through the spring and summer, where we will trial the use of testing and other techniques to cut the risk of infection. The same Events Research Programme will guide decisions on whether all limits can be removed on weddings and other life events.
As we move through each of these phases in the roadmap, we must all remember that COVID-19 remains a part of our lives. We are going to have to keep living our lives differently to keep ourselves and others safe. We must carry on with ‘hands, face, space’. Comply with the COVID-Secure measures that remain in place. Meet outdoors when we can and keep letting fresh air in. Get tested when needed. Get vaccinated when offered. If we all continue to play our part, we will be that bit closer to a future that is more familiar.
Step 4: No earlier than 21 June
- At least 5 weeks after Step 3 – all subject to review
- As previous step
- No legal limit
Business and activities
- Remaining businesses, including nightclubs
- Domestic overnight stays
- International travel
- No legal limit on life events
- Larger events
For support and more information visit: gov.uk/coronavirus.