Following a change in the COVID-19 alert level from Level 4 (in general circulation / transmission is high or rising exponentially) to Level 3 (in general circulation) a number of lockdown restrictions have been reduced.
On 23rd June, the Prime Minister set out further changes to lockdown measures in England to enable people to see more of their friends and family, help businesses get back on their feet and get people back to work.
From Saturday 4th July, two households will be able to meet up in any setting with social distancing measures. The latest review also set out that where it is not possible to stay two metres apart, the guidance will allow people to keep a social distance of ‘one metre plus’. This means staying one metre apart, as long as steps have been taken to reduce the risk of transmission, such as wearing a face mask.
The Prime Minister also announced that pubs, restaurants and hairdressers will be able to reopen, providing they adhere to COVID Secure guidelines. This also applies to accommodation sites, some leisure facilities and tourist attractions, if they can do so safely – this includes outdoor gyms and playgrounds, cinemas, museums, galleries, theme parks and arcades, as well as libraries, social clubs, places of worship and community centres.
Guidance for staying safe outside your home has been updated on 24th June: