Boris Gives Summer The Thumbs Up

Everything you need to know, in easy to follow chunks

Step 1

  • From 8 March – Schools will open with outdoor after-school sports and activities allowed. Recreation in outdoor public spaces – like a park – will be allowed between two people, so you can break out the blanket and have a little drink or picnic.
  • From 29 March – Outdoor gatherings of either six people or two households will be allowed. This may include gatherings in private gardens. Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis or basketball courts will reopen and organised sport, such as grassroots football, will also return. Dig out your kit, five-a-side is back. Butyou won’t be off on your holibobs just yet!

Step 2

Though the roadmap is set, it is depeendent on data. Step 2 will be at least 5 weeks after Step 1. 

From 12 April more parts of England’s economy are allowed to open up

  • Non-essential retail like hairdressers and some public buildings like libraries may open
  • Outdoor activity like beer gardens, zoos and theme parks
  • Indoor swimming pools and gyms
  • Self-contained holiday accommodation, like self catering staycations and camp sites

Step 3

Getting closer to the sunny season in Step 3, we can expect the “rule of six” to be a thing of the past with the limit on outdoor gatherings upped to 30 people.

  • Two households can mix indoors – rule of six in pubs Cinemas, museums, hotels
  • performances and sporting events reopen with social distancing 
  • Up to 10,000 spectators can attend large outdoor seated venues like football stadiums BUT capacity has to be capped.

Step 4

No earlier than 21st June!

It seems a long way off, but it’s the news many of us have been waiting for NIGHTCLUBS are set to reopen, large events back on and all social distancing measures lifted. LIVING THE DREAM.


Though the roadmap to getting off the couch feels like a light at the end of the tunnel, all messaging says that it is dependent on the data. So Stay Home. Stay Safe and we’ll see you on the dance floor.

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