The conditions for Step 3 of Easing Lockdown have been met and as reported last week, up to 30 people will be able to meet outdoors from Monday May 17th. Outdoor cinemas and theatres can re-open. Indoors, the rule of 6 or 2 households will apply. Indoor hospitality, entertainment venues such as cinemas and soft play areas and indoor adult group sports and exercise classes will also reopen.
In addition, a green light was given to ‘cautious’ hugging. Families and close friends will make their own choices on social contact, but people are urged not to throw caution to the wind and social distancing must continue in workplaces, shops and restaurants.
After months of strict restrictions, the serving of pints inside pubs will resume.