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Lockdown Exit Plan

February 22nd 2021


The four tests which must be met before we can move through each step of the COVID-19 roadmap (see picture below).

Decisions at each step will be made on the latest data and we will be cautious so that we do not undo the progress we have achieved so far.


On 8 March:

Will see schools reopening.

Two people allowed to meet outdoors for a chat.

From 29 March:

Outdoor gatherings of either six people or two households will be allowed.

Outdoor sports, including football, golf and tennis.

STEP TWO (if strict measures are met).

From 12 April:

Non-essential retail opens, hairdressers and public buildings like libraries and museums.

Outdoor settings like alcohol takeaways, beer gardens, zoos and theme parks.

Indoor leisure like swimming pools and gyms

Self-contained holiday accommodation, such as self-catering lets and camp sites.


STEP THREE (if data allows).

From 17 May:

Will see the "rule of six" abolished for outdoor gatherings, replaced with a limit of 30 people:

Two households can mix indoors - with the rule of six applied in hospitality settings like pubs

Cinemas, hotels, performances and sporting events reopen - though social distancing remains

Up to 10,000 spectators can attend the very largest outdoor seated venues like football stadiums.

Up to 30 people will be able to attend weddings, receptions, funerals and wakes.


From 21 June:

Will potentially see all legal limits on social contact removed, with the final closed sectors of the economy reopened - such as night

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