The public should be “sensible” as lockdown restrictions are eased in England, the tourism minister has said.
In the latest relaxation of coronavirus restrictions, two households or groups of up to six people are now able to meet outside.
Sports venues including open-air swimming pools and golf courses are also reopening.
“Today is a really big day for millions of people, dying to get back to the things that they love,” Nigel Huddleston told Sky News.
“These are significant steps, but they’re cautious, baby steps,” he said. “It’s not indoors yet, so please be sensible… It’s very much about outdoors and open space.”
A national “stay at home” order has been rescinded, allowing people to travel across the country to visit friends and family outdoors.
“It is allowed… but if people are travelling they need to think very carefully about how they travel,” Huddleston said.