The country will take another step forward along the roadmap out of lockdown on Monday (March 29) with the reopening of a number of businesses and places.
Last month Boris Johnson unveiled a four-stage plan to lift coroanvirus restrictions and get the country up and running again and on the path to economic and social recovery.
The first part saw children return to schools on March 8 along with permission to meet up with a family member or friend outdoors for a coffee on a park bench or a picnic.
In just a few days time the second part of the Prime Minister’s lockdown exit plan will come into effect with the ‘Rule of Six’ returning. This means six people – or two households – can mingle outdoors for the first time in months.
A number of businesses and outdoor venues will also be permitted to open again, including golf courses, tennis and basketball pitches, outdoor swimming pools and more.
However indoor sport centres, including gyms, will not be allowed to welcome customers back until April 12, while exercise classes inside are banned until mid-May.
Non-essential shops are expected to finally reopen from April 12, alongside hairdressers and barbers.
Pubs will also be able to serve punters outdoors from this date.
All restrictions will finally be lifted from June 21, with nightclubs planning huge two-day parties to celebrate the event.
What are the businesses and places that can reopen on Monday, March 29
The list of businesses that can reopen – as long as they are outdoors – are:
Driving and shooting ranges
Water sports venues
Which places must stay closed on March 29?
The following types of retailers and businesses have been classed as “non-essential” and will be unable to open on March 29. However some couple open as early as April 12.
Leisure centres and gyms
Hairdressers, barbers and nail salons
Tattoo and piercing shops
Beauty and tanning salons
Bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants except for takeaway and delivery
Nightclubs and adult entertainment venues
Theatres, concert halls, cinemas, museums and galleries
Casinos, amusement arcades, bingo halls, bowling alleys
Indoor swimming pools, sports courts, fitness and dance studios, riding arenas at riding centres, climbing walls, and golf courses
Hotels, hostels, guest houses and campsites, except for specific circumstances
Non-essential retailers, such as clothing and homeware stores
Zoos, safari parks, and aquariums
Vehicle showrooms, other than for rental
Tobacco and vape shops
Electronic goods and mobile phone shops
Indoor attractions at venues such as botanical or other gardens, biomes or greenhouses
Auction houses, except for auctions of livestock and agricultural equipment
Community centres and halls apart from a few exceptions
Market stalls selling non-essential goods
Skating rinks, go-karting venues, indoor play and soft play centres and areas
Circuses, fairgrounds, funfairs, water parks and theme parks