Here's what residents in Dacorum can now do as the country takes the next steps out of lockdown

Lockdown rules are easing in England today, with pubs and restaurants able to serve customers indoors, and social distancing guidelines relaxed

Monday, 17th May 2021, 9:42 am
Updated Monday, 17th May 2021, 9:44 am

As the country moves into step 3 of the Prime Minister s roadmap out of lockdown, we take a lot what residents in Dacorum can now do.

On May 10, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, confirmed that the roadmap was on track and planned Step 3 easements will go ahead from today (May 17).

Coronavirus restrictions remain in place and you should get a test and follow the stay at home guidance if you have Covid-19 symptoms.

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Here's everything you need to know:

Leisure and entertainment

>Pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants will be allowed to serve customers indoors

> Indoor entertainment such as museums, cinemas and children's play areas can open

> Theatres, concert halls, conference centres and sports stadiums can all reopen

> Hotels, hostels and B&Bs can reopen.

Meeting up

> People can meet in groups of up to 30 outdoors

> Six people or two households can meet indoors and overnight stays can take place

> Up to 30 people can attend weddings, receptions and other life events

> Number of people who can attend a funeral is no longer capped, but determined by the size of venue

> Up to 30 are allowed to attend a support group or parent-and-child group (not counting under fives)

> Care home residents can have up to five named visitors, and more freedom for visits out of the home

> Social distancing guidance is also changing. Contact with close family and friends is described as a matter of personal judgement, but people are asked to remain cautious around close contact, like hugging.

Education and work

> You should continue to work from home if you can. When travelling within the UK, you should aim to do so safely and plan your journey in advance.

> All higher education students are able to access in-person teaching.

> Face coverings no longer recommended for pupils in secondary schools

Travel

> People will be able to travel abroad to green list countries without having to quarantine when they return.

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