Rules about what you can and can’t legally do from Monday

Lockdown restrictions are to be eased in England on Monday, as Brits are given more freedom.

Groups of up to six people will be allowed to meet outdoors, primary schools can reopen to children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6, and outdoor markets and car showrooms will also be allowed to reopen.

However, a Government health expert has told people to limit themselves to what is "sensible" rather than "possible".

At the daily Downing Street Covid-19 press conference, deputy chief medical officer Dr Jenny Harries warned people to use common sense.

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Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Jenny Harries

Dr Harries said now is a "critical time" and urged people to ensure they did not contribute to a resurgence of the virus.

Here's exactly what you can and can't do after June 1 in England (Scotland and Wales have their own rules).

What you can do on June 1:

  • Spend time outdoors, including private gardens and other outdoor spaces, in groups of up to six people from different households, following social distancing guidelines.
  • Visit car showrooms and outdoor markets.
  • In line with the arrangements made by your school, send your child to school or nursery if they are in early years, reception, year 1 or year 6, if you could not before.

At all times, you should continue to adhere to strict social distancing guidelines when you are outside your home, particularly ensuring you are two metres away from anyone outside your household.

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What you cannot do on June 1:

  • Visit friends and family inside their homes.
  • Stay overnight away from your own home, except for in a limited set of circumstances, such as for work purposes.
  • Exercise in an indoor sports court, gym or leisure centre, or go swimming in a public pool.
  • Use an outdoor gym or playground.
  • Gather outdoors in a group of more than six (excluding members of your own household).

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Rules around meeting six people:

You can now spend time outdoors and meet in groups of up to six.

You should stay alert and always practise social distancing with people from outside of your household keeping two metres apart.

Public gatherings of more than six people from different households will be prohibited in law.

There is no limit to the size of a gathering in an outdoor space if you are all members of the same household.

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