Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced last night the next stage of the Governments roadmap out of lockdown will go ahead from next Monday.

Mr Johnson confirmed infection rates are at their lowest level since September and with hospital admissions and patients continuing to decrease the next stage is able to go ahead.

Below is a guide to the next stage of the roadmap out of lockdown.

  • Indoor hospitality can reopen and indoor entertainment can resume, including cinemas, museums, and children’s play areas.
  • Up to six people or two households will be able to meet indoors and up to 30 people outdoors.
  • All remaining outdoor entertainment can reopen, such as outdoor cinemas and performances.
  • Some larger events will be able to take place, including conferences, theatre and concert performances, and sports events.
  • The public can make personal decisions on close contact, such as hugging, with their friends and family.
  • International travel can begin to safely reopen allowing people to go on foreign holidays to ‘green’ list countries. Strict border control measures will remain in place, including pre-departure tests and a PCR test on or before day two of their arrival back in the UK.
  • Face coverings will no longer be needed in classrooms or for students in communal areas in secondary schools and colleges. Twice weekly home testing will remain to control infection rates.
  • All remaining university students will be eligible to return to in-person teaching and learning.
  • Up to 30 people will now be able to attend weddings, receptions, and commemorative events including wakes, as well as standalone life-cycle events.
  • The number of people able to attend a funeral will be determined by the number that can be safely accommodated in the venue with social distancing in place.
  • 30 people will be able to attend a support group or parent and child group. The limit will not apply to children under 5.
  • Organised adult sport and exercise classes can resume indoors and saunas and steam rooms may reopen.
  • Care homes residents will be able to have up to five named visitors, with two visitors able to attend at once provided they are tested and follow infection control measures.
  • Residents will also have greater freedoms to leave their home without having to isolate on their return.

Step 4 is due to take place no earlier than Monday, June 21.