Coronavirus (COVID-19): Public health advice

We are in step 2 on the roadmap out of lockdown, which includes.

From 12 April

  • All retail can reopen
  • Personal care can reopen
  • Libraries and community centres can reopen
  • Most outdoor attractions can reopen
  • Indoor leisure can reopen
  • Self-contained accommodation can reopen
  • All children's activities can start up again
  • Outdoor hospitality can reopen
  • Indoor parent and child groups (max 15 people excluding under 5s) can start up again
  • Domestic overnight stays (household only) can restart
  • No international holidays
  • Funerals of 30 people
  • Wedding, wakes and receptions of 15 people
  • Event pilots

Read the full roadmap out of lockdown.

From 17 May

Step 3 on the roadmap includes allowing:


  • Indoor entertainment and attractions
  • 30 person limit indoors and rule of six or two households
  • Domestic overnight stays
  • Organised indoor adult sport
  • Indoor hospitality
  • Most significant life events (up to 30 people)
  • Remaining indoor entertainment (including performances)
  • Remaining accommodation
  • Indoor events: 1,000 people or 50 percent capacity.
  • Outdoor events: 4,000 people or 50 percent capacity
  • Large seated outdoor venues: 10,000 people or 25 percent capacity
  • Domestic overnight stays
  • International travel