Stay at home lockdown rule is over TODAY, Sky News Reports.
People are now allowed to meet in groups of up to six or as two households and outdoor team sports are reopening in a major easing of England’s lockdown restrictions.
As the “stay at home” order ended at midnight, Boris Johnson stressed that “we must remain cautious”, saying cases were rising across Europe and new variants were threatening the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
Gov website stresses many restrictions remain in place and you must not socialise indoors with anyone you do not live with or have formed a support bubble with.
You should continue to work from home if you can and minimize the number of journeys you make where possible. You should get a test and follow the stay-at-home guidance if you have COVID-19 symptoms.
You can read the ‘COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021 (roadmap)’ for more information on roadmap out of lockdown in England. It is underpinned by law.
From 29 March:
- you can meet outdoors either in a group of 6 (from any number of households), or in a group of any size from up to 2 households (a household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible)
- you can take part in formally organised outdoor sports with any number of people (outdoor sports venues and facilities will be able to reopen)
- childcare and supervised activities are allowed outdoors for all children
- formally organised parent and child groups can take place outdoors for up to 15 attendees. Children under 5 will not be counted in this number