The roadmap out of lockdown 2021

Image above: Chiswick House Gardens; photograph Jennifer Griffiths


The schools went back on 8 March; colleges have reopened, and university students have returned to practical courses.

Care home residents can have one nominated visitor, with testing and social distance precautions.

From 29 March

We can meet outside with one other household, or in groups of up to six, including in private gardens.

The stay at home rule comes to an end, though the Government is still urging people to stay local.

Outdoor sport facilities will reopen, including golf courses and tennis and basketball courts, and formally organised outdoor sports can restart.

Weddings attended by up to six people can take place in any circumstances.

Images above: The Italian Job, Deveonshire Rd; The Pilot pub, Wellesley Rd


If the roadmap goes to plan, from 12 April

All shops are allowed to open, including close-contact services such as hairdressers and beauty salons (including in people’s homes)

Restaurants and pubs are allowed to serve food and alcohol to customers sitting outdoors

Gyms and spas can reopen, as can zoos, theme parks, libraries and community centres

Members of the same household can take a holiday in the UK in self-contained accommodation

Weddings attended by up to 15 people can take place

Image above: Jazz at George IV; Stealing Dan & Don, October 2020


No earlier than 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 attend weddings or other life events, such as christenings

Remaining outdoor entertainment, such as outdoor theatres and cinemas can open

Indoor entertainment such as museums, theatres, cinemas and children’s play areas can open

Performances and large events can restart, but with limits on audience numbers

Hotels, hostels and B&Bs can reopen

International leisure travel may resume

Adult indoor group sports and exercise classes can restart


No earlier than 21 June

All legal limits on social contact will be removed

No legal limits on the number of people who can attend weddings, funerals and other life events

Nightclubs will be allowed to reopen

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