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Further easing in the Government’s roadmap

From 17th May further lockdown restrictions will ease as part of the Government’s roadmap plan.

From today, two households or groups of six will be allowed to mix indoors and indoor hospitality will reopen. It’s important for everyone to remember the tools at our disposal to help to keep our rates as low as possible. This includes the message of hands, face, space and fresh air – this remains key when mixing indoors.

The easing also includes indoor and outdoor entertainment, covering cinemas, museums, children’s play areas and outdoor performances.

From today face coverings will no longer be required in classrooms, or for students in communal areas in secondary schools and colleges, and all remaining university students will be eligible to return to in-person teaching and learning.

Up to 30 people will be able to attend weddings, receptions, and commemorative events including wakes. The number of people able to attend a funeral will be determined by the number that can be safely accommodated in the venue with social distancing in place.
The “Stay in the UK” restriction has been lifted, and people will be able to travel to green list countries, if they permit inbound travel.

Full details of the new rules can be found on the Government’s website.

17 May 2021
Last Updated
18 May 2021
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