For a summary of the rules at each step of the roadmap visit the Government's Roadmap out of Lockdown page
Step 3 has been extended until July 19th - What you can and can't do
- You can meet indoors in a group of up to 6 people or a group of any size from 2 households
- You can meet outside in a group of up to 30 people
- Work from home if you can and travel safely
- If you have symptoms get a test and stay at home
Meeting people indoors
Indoors in private homes people will be able to meet socially in a group of up to six people, or with 1 other household. Please remember it’s very important to ventilate the room well by opening doors or windows.
Those eligible to form a support bubble will still be able to do so, enabling close contact for many of those in most need of support, and will continue to be counted as part of the same household. It means that, you and your support bubble could meet with one other household indoors.
Hugging will now be allowed but the government has urged people to use their own judgement here on the risks to vulnerable people.
Up to 30 people can meet outdoors. When meeting friends and family, you should use your personal judgement on whether to keep your distance. Be cautious, especially with people who are pregnant or clinically vulnerable. Remember that the risk of catching Coronavirus is less when we are outside and keep our distance from other people.
Domestic overnight stays are allowed. That means two households can now meet and stay in the same premises.
Domestic overnight stays are allowed providing no more than two households are involved
Indoors the rule of 6 or no more than two households rule still applies.
Outdoors up to 30 people can meet and socialise.
You’re still advised to be cautious remember the importance of Hands, Face, Space and Fresh Air.
People should continue to work from home where they can. People should continue to minimise travel wherever possible.
All retail outlets will reopen with social distancing and the use of face covering still required unless you are exempt.
You can now meet people indoors in a pub, restaurant or café. You can meet in a group of up to six people, or with 1 other household/ You don’t need to have a substantial meal to be served alcoholic drinks, and there won’t be a curfew. The requirement to order, eat and drink while seated (‘table service’) will remain.
Cinemas and theatres will reopen with limited capacity (100 or 50% whichever is the lower) with covid secure measures in place. You are still advised to wear face coverings and may have your temperature checked
All Adult indoor group sports and exercise classes can start again. However, COVID-Secure guidance will remain in place. The organiser of indoor sports must take reasonable steps to reduce the risk of transmission.
Maintaining two metre distancing (where possible) is still advised. Surfaces may also still become contaminated with the virus, so it is also important to be aware of what shared objects, e.g. equipment, doors are touched, and to provide facilities for regular hand washing.
All outdoor and indoor sports can resume
Stadiums and large sports events
Can go ahead but Capacity limits apply.
- Indoor events: 1,000 or 50%. (whichever is the lower)
- Outdoor other events: 4,000 or 50%. (whichever is the lower)
- Outdoor seated events: 10,000 or 25%. (whichever is the lower)
Groups within indoor play areas are still restricted to groups of six or two households. Parent and child groups of up to 30 people (not counting children aged under five years old) are allowed.
Holidays in England
Hotels, hostels, B&B’s and campsites with shared facilities are now open as domestic overnight stays are allowed. There are no restrictions on the of length of your stay. Groups sharing the same rooms or bathing facilities are restricted to two households or groups of six. Domestic overnight stays are limited to two households. Each household can include a support bubble if eligible.
This would be classed as a domestic holiday, so you can visit them with the same restrictions as domestic overnight stays i.e. people from no more than two households would be allowed to stay overnight.
There will no longer be legal restrictions or permitted reasons required to travel abroad, instead a traffic light system will be in place.
Every country will be put on either the "green", "amber" or "red" lists, with a different set of rules attached to each grouping for people to follow when returning to the UK.
People coming from "green list" countries will have to provide a negative Covid test within 72 hours of departure and then pay for a PCR test on or before their second day back in the UK.
Those returning from an "amber" country will have to quarantine at home for 10 days. They will have to take a pre-departure test and two PCR tests when back, on days two and eight. You should not travel to an amber list country for leisure purposes.
Britons returning from "red" countries must quarantine for 10 days in government-approved hotels at their own expense, as well as the pre-departure test and the two tests once back. You will only be able to enter the UK if you are a British or Irish national or have residence rights in the UK. you should not travel to red list countries for leisure purposes.
Indoor and outdoor attractions
Remaining outdoor entertainment (including performances) are to reopen with a capacity limit of 4000 or 50% of usual capacity.
Outdoor seated events will open with a maximum capacity of 10,000 or 25%. (whichever is the lower)
Indoor venues (including Theatres and Cinemas) are able to reopen with a maximum capacity of 1000 or 50% whichever is the lower.
Audience members are still advised to wear face coverings and may have their temperature checked.
Weddings, funerals and wakes
The 30 guest limit on wedding ceremonies and receptions is set to be removed from 21st June and replaced with a cap based on the covid secure capacity of the venue.
These rules already apply to funerals in England, but will also include wakes services as of Monday (21st June).
Table service only will be allowed for wedding receptions, with restrictions still in place on dancing and singing indoors.
Legal restrictions on dance floors will only apply to indoor venues. However, with outdoor venues are only advised against allowing dancing at such events.
Other large events taking part in the government's official pilot scheme will also be allowed to go ahead, provided all social distancing requirements are followed.
Live music and festivals
Normal outdoor events can open for up to 4,000 people or 50 per cent of the venue capacity, whichever is lower.
- Seated outdoor venues can open to 10 000 or 25% normal capacity, whichever is lower
- Indoor events will be restricted to 1,000 or 50%, whichever is lower
Further guidance will be issued following the evaluation of pilots being run as part of the Events Research Programme to examine how such events can take place without the need for social distancing using other mitigations such as testing
- Wash hands frequently, for at least 20 seconds
- Wear a face covering in enclosed environments
- Maintain space with anyone outside your household or bubble.
- Meet with others outdoors where possible
- Minimise the number of different people you meet and the duration of meetings, if possible
- Let fresh air in
- Download the NHS Test & Trace app
- Get a test immediately if you have symptoms
- Self isolate if you have symptoms, have tested positive, or had contact with someone with COVID-19