People can now meet in groups of six outdoors and formally organised outdoor sports are to reopen as the government’s “stay at home” message has now come to an end.
However, there has remained some confusion around certain elements of the new rules and what you can and cannot do.
The governments announcements have not made it entirely clear if people are now allowed to leave their local area for day trips, to visit the countryside or beaches.
A government spokesman did confirm that these journeys are permitted, but are urging the public “to minimise travel.”
A spokesman told the Standard, “Whilst the ‘stay at home’ rule has ended, many restrictions remain in place.
“We ask everyone to act responsibly and cautiously and minimise travel where possible as these restrictions ease.”
The Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston has appealed to those travelling to visit family and friends to plan journeys ahead by filling up with petrol and shopping locally before travelling.
Huddleston told the Sun newspaper, “It’s really important that people think about themselves and their loved ones and the health and safety of their loved ones when they conduct any activity.
“The message is very, very clearly outdoor is much safer than indoor, please don’t put yourself or your family at risk.
“We’ve experienced coronavirus now for over a year, most people know the law. So we really do need people to stick by the law, because otherwise the roadmap is at risk.
“But we don’t want it to be at risk, as long everybody abides by the rules.”
He warned, “It is a roadmap.
“Those key milestones will be looked at very carefully indeed and if we don’t feel like we can proceed, then we won’t.”