Government Roadmap to England's reopening
The Steps within the Routemap are:-
Step 1 is in two parts:
Part One: 8th March
- All students return to schools and colleges, and school clubs can resume
- Secondary school students will be required to wear masks in class as well as communal areas
- People can meet one other person outside for recreation, not just exercise
- Care home residents allowed one regular named visitor
- Stay at home order remains in place
Part Two: 29th March
- Outdoor gatherings of up to six people or two households allowed, including meeting in private gardens
- Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis and basketball courts and outdoor swimming pools allowed to reopen; organised outdoor sports can resume
- Stay at home order ends but people encouraged to stay local wherever they can
- Work from home wherever possible
- No overseas travel.
Step 2: will take place no earlier than April 12th
- Non essential retail, hair salons/barbers and nail/beauty will open.
- Holiday lets and gyms will also re-open.
- Outdoor hospitality in pubs and restaurants allowed with households or rule-of-six.
Step 3: Will take place no earlier than 17th May
- Outdoors most social contact rules lifted, up to limit of 30 people
- Mixing indoors allowed for two households, but rule-of-six for indoor hospitality and elsewhere
- Cinemas, soft play centres, rest of accommodation sector, hotels, indoor exercise classes return
- Performances and sporting events resume - larger performances with venues 1,000+ or half full will be allowed indoors and outdoors 4,000 capacity or half full (whichever lowest)
- In very largest outdoor seated venues such as football stadiums up to 10,000 people allowed to attend (or 1/4 full whichever is lowest)
- Up to 30 people can attend weddings, receptions, funerals, wake
Step 4: will take place No Earlier than 19th July
- All legal limits removed on mixing will be removed and the last sectors to remain closed, such as nightclubs, will reopen.
- Large events can take place.
A number of reviews will be taking place during this period, including
- “Covid status certificates” (vaccine or test passports) could be used to help reopen the economy and/or reduce restrictions on contact. This will be set out ahead of step 4.
- An “events research programme”, with pilots to test the effects of larger crowds and/or reduced social distancing. This will start in April.
- A Department for Transport review into how to allow more inbound and outbound travel as soon as possible. Report due on 12 April, but international travel will not resume before 17 May (at the earliest).
- A review of social distancing and masks and working from home.
For full fetails visit www.gov.uk/government/publications/reopening-businesses-and-venues-in-england