The Government’s COVID-19 lockdown roadmap remains on track, with Step 3 implemented as planned on 17th May. Step 4, which will be no earlier than Monday 21st June, will hopefully see all the remaining restrictions being lifted.
However, due to the issues with the Indian variant of COVID-19, it’s possible that Step 4 could be delayed. As an when Step 4 does take place, here are the expected changes:
The Government is hoping to remove all legal limits on social contact.
Business and activities
All premises, including nightclubs, that are still closed will hopefully reopen. The Government is also aiming to ease the restrictions on large events and performances that applied in Step 3.
This will be subject to the results of a scientific Events Research Programme to test the outcome of certain pilot events through the spring and summer, where the use of testing and other techniques to cut the risk of infection will be trialled. The same Events Research Programme will guide decisions on whether all limits can be removed on weddings and other life events.
It’s not over yet!
Even if Step 4 is implemented as planned, COVID-19 will still be a part of our lives. We’re going to have to keep living our lives differently to keep ourselves and others safe. We must continue to:
- Remember ‘Hands, Face, Space’
- Comply with the COVID-Secure measures that remain in place.
- Meet outdoors when we can and keep letting fresh air in.
- Get tested when needed.
- Get vaccinated when offered.
If we all continue to play our part, we’ll be that bit closer to a future that’s more familiar.
For the latest information on the lockdown roadmap, please visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus.