Yesterday (15 June), the Prime Minister announced that there will be a four-week pause at Step 3 of the roadmap out of lockdown. This means that Step 3 restrictions remain in place, as they have done since 17 May, and you should continue to follow the guidance on what you can and cannot do.
It is expected that England will move to Step 4 on 19 July, though the data will be reviewed after two weeks in case the risks have reduced. The move to Step 4 will be confirmed one week in advance.
As Step 3 guidance remains, you can continue to socialise indoors in a group of up to six people or two households, including for overnight stays. Up to 30 people can meet outside. Pubs, theatres and other venues can open indoors. Hotels, hostels and B&Bs can open for people on holiday.
However, some restrictions changed yesterday. From 21 June, there were changes to the rules on:
- weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and wedding receptions or civil partnership celebrations
- commemorative events following a death such as a wake, stone setting or ash scattering
- large events pilots
- care home visits
- domestic residential visits for children
You can read these changes and the latest guidance here.
For more information, including what you need to know about travelling internationally, visit the Government’s website.