The UK is beginning to return to normal, but what are the latest restrictions:

Posted on Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

The latest stage of lockdown restrictions lifting has been classified as Stage Two and has seen an array of businesses and industries being allowed to re-open as well as other rules loosening slightly. Six people or two separate households are now allowed to meet in private gardens and although people are encouraged to work from home where possible businesses from the following sectors can now open:


  • All shops.
  • Hairdressers, beauty salons and other close contact-services.
  • Restaurants and pubs (serving food and alcohol to customers sitting outdoors)
  • Gyms, spas, zoos, theme parks, libraries and community centres.


Other rules have now also been relaxed with people being able to take holidays in England in self-contained accommodation with members of the same household and weddings can now have up to 15 attendees with funerals allowed 30.

The next lifting of restrictions (Stage Three) on the 17th May will see the lifting of further restrictions including allowing groups of 30 to meet outdoors, six people to meet indoors, the return of pubs and restaurants allowing customers to sit indoors, and the return of museums, theatres, cinemas and children’s play areas.


Following this just over a month later, the UK is due to enter Stage Four where all restrictions will be lifted.