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ROadmap out of lockdown


From next Monday 8 March, England will see restrictions start to lift as the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown plots a route back to a more normal life.

Many of us are excited to get back to doing things we love, but for now we must continue to follow the guidelines to keep us on track.

With the weather improving we are seeing more visitors at our parks and open spaces for their daily exercise. So if you are planning on visiting on this weekend, remember:

  • You can visit by yourself, with members of your household or support bubble, members of a childcare bubble, or with one other person if you're alone.

  • This should be limited to once per day

  • Do not travel outside your local area

  • Remember hands, face and space

  • If the park/open space is busy, please consider our other parks for your walks and exercise.

What does the roadmap look like?

Get more information on the government's roadmap

Not before 8 March

  • Only leave home for essential reasons such as shopping, attending medical appointments, exercise or going to work where you cannot do so from home.

  • All schools will reopen, including outdoor after-school sports activities.

  • Two people from different households will be allowed to socialise outdoors

Not before 29 March

  • People will not be required to stay at home but will be encouraged to stay in their local areas

  • Outdoor sports facilities will reopen, including golf courses, tennis courts, football pitches and outdoor swimming pools.

  • Formally organised outdoor sports will be allowed.

  • Weddings can be attended by up to six people either indoors or outdoors.

Not before 12 April

  • All non-essential retail will be allowed to open.

  • Restaurants and pub gardens will be allowed to serve customers sitting outdoors, including solely to serve alcohol.

  • Gyms and spas can reopen.

  • Hairdressers, beauty salons and other ‘close contact services’ can reopen.

  • UK domestic holidays away from home will be permitted, with self-contained accommodation able to reopen for use by members of the same household.

  • Zoos, theme parks and drive-in cinemas can reopen.

  • Libraries and community centres can reopen.

  • Weddings attended by up to 15 people can take place.

Not before 17 May

  • People can meet in groups of up to 30 outdoors.

  • Six people or two households can meet indoors.

  • Pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues can seat customers indoors.

  • Up to 30 people can meet to celebrate weddings or other life events.

  • Remaining outdoor entertainment, as well as indoor entertainment such as museums, theatres, cinemas and children’s play areas can open.

  • Performances and large events will be subject to limits. Indoor events can be held at half capacity or 1,000 people, outdoor events can be at half capacity or 4,000 people - whichever is lower. For large venues (at least 40,000 capacity) up to 10,000 will be allowed to attend.

  • Hotels, hostels and B&Bs can reopen.

  • International leisure travel will resume.

  • Adult indoor group sports and exercise classes can restart.

Not before 21 June

  • All legal limits on social contact and attending life events will be removed.

  • The Government will run pilots for events such as large weddings, festivals and work conferences to determine how COVID measures might allow large groups to attend without social distancing.

  • Nightclubs will be allowed to reopen.


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