Guidance for England as we exit lockdown

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Currently, England is still in a national lockdown but from the 8th March restrictions start to be very slowly lifted. Below are some very basic guidance for our hobby on what can and cannot be done at each of the 4 steps out of the coronavirus restrictions.

Separate guidance for the other nations will be provided separately later today.

Please note that all dates from Step 2 onwards may be changed. These are the earliest dates when this step in reducing restrictions will be introduced.

From 8 March, outdoor recreation will be able to take place alone, with your household or support bubble or with one person from another household.
Stay at home restrictions remain though. This means you can still only detect in the village, town or the part of the city you live in.

From 29 March, the rule of six for outdoor gatherings will return and will include informal outdoor sport and recreation.
The ‘stay at home’ rule is lifted. However you should continue to minimise travel wherever possible, and you should not be staying away from home overnight at this stage.

Step 2 will begin no earlier than 12 April. Social contact rules in England will not change further at this point.
Outdoor gatherings must still be limited to 6 people (the rule of 6) or from 2 households, as in Step 1.
Travel should still be minimised. Staying away from home is only permitted in a domestic setting (single household) or self catering facility where no facilities (including catering) are shared with other households.
No events are allowed (although some limited events will be trialled).

Step 3 will start no earlier than the 17 May. The Government will lift most legal restrictions on meeting others outdoors, but gatherings of more than 30 people outdoors will remain illegal. From this stage outdoor events will be able to take place.

Step 4 will take place no earlier than 21 June and will remove all legal limits on social contact.

For more detailed guidance on what you can and can’t do at each of the steps please visit ... pring-2021
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