Roadmap out of lockdown
Roadmap out of lockdown
The Government has written a plan to slowly move out of lockdown - the information below explains what will happen over the next few months to get things back to normal, in the safest way possible.
Each step brings us closer to getting back to the things we love, like meeting with friends and family again, and here at First Bus we have plenty of ideas and suggestions for every step - let's get there together!
- All children and students return safely to face-to-face education in schools and colleges.
- People will be allowed to leave home for recreation and exercise outdoors with their household or support bubble, if they are eligible for one, or with one person from outside their household.
- Care home residents will be allowed one regular visitor.
- Outdoor gatherings (including in private gardens) of either 6 people or 2 households will be allowed, making it easier for friends and families to meet outside.
- Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, and open-air swimming pools, will be allowed to reopen, and people will be able to take part in formally organised outdoor sports.
- People should continue to work from home where they can and minimise the number of journeys they make where possible, avoiding travel at the busiest times and routes.
- Opening of non-essential retail; personal care premises such as hairdressers and nail salons; and public buildings, including libraries and community centres.
- Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms will also reopen (only for use by people in their own or in household groups); as will most outdoor attractions and settings including outdoor hospitality venues, zoos, theme parks, and drive-in cinemas.
- Self-contained accommodation such as campsites and holiday lets, where indoor facilities are not shared with other households, can reopen.
- Hospitality venues will be allowed to serve people outdoors, and there will be no need for customers to order a substantial meal with alcoholic drinks and no curfew.
- While funerals can continue with up to 30 mourners, the number of people able to attend weddings, receptions and commemorative events such as wakes will rise to 15.
- Most legal restrictions on meeting others outdoors will be lifted - although gatherings of over 30 people will remain illegal. Indoors, the Rule of 6 or 2 households will apply.
- Most businesses in all but the highest risk sectors will be able to reopen.
- Indoor hospitality will reopen.
- Other indoor locations to open include indoor entertainment venues such as cinemas and children’s play areas; the rest of the accommodation sector, including hotels, hostels and B&Bs; and indoor adult group sports and exercise classes.
- The government will allow some larger performances and sporting events in indoor venues with a capacity of 1,000 people or half-full (whichever is a lower number), and in outdoor venues with a capacity of 4,000 people or half-full (whichever is a lower number). In the largest outdoor seated venues, where crowds can be spread out, up to 10,000 people will be able to attend
- Up to 30 people will be able to attend weddings, receptions and wakes, as well as funerals.
- Re-open remaining premises, including nightclubs, and ease the restrictions on large events and performances.
- Potentially all limits removed from weddings and life events, dependent on research.