Roadmap out of lockdown – Step Four
From Monday 17th May 2021, Step Four of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown will see further restrictions lifted. These changes are as follows:
- No limits on how many people can meet
- 1m-plus guidance removed (except in some places like hospitals and passport control when entering)
- Face coverings no longer required by law, although the government still "expects and recommends" them in crowded and enclosed spaces
- Some shops and transport operators will still require masks
Events and gatherings
- Nightclubs can reopen
- Pubs and restaurants no longer table-service only
- No limits on guests at weddings and funerals
- No limits on people attending concerts, theatres or sports events
- No restrictions on communal worship
- Guidance recommending against travel to amber list countries removed. (Those returning from France to England, Wales and Scotland must still quarantine for 10 days)
- Under-18s and fully vaccinated adults no longer have to self-isolate after visiting amber list countries
- Limits on visitors to care homes will be removed.
- From 16 August, most Covid restrictions in schools - including "bubbles" - will end.
- From the same date, fully vaccinated adults will not need to self-isolate after contact with a positive case.
Many people are concerned over Coronavirus and what it means for them, their families and communities. To help inform constituents, the links below contain local information, including covid monitoring and data as well as information about local services and support. I know many people are also concerned what this may mean for their livelihoods. Information on Government support is also available below, but if you are personally facing difficulties please do not hesitate to contact me.
I will continue to engage at all levels to support residents and businesses, and will post regular updates on this website. Importantly, if you or someone you know needs help, whether through healthcare, accessing local services, financial support or any other means, please do contact either the NHS, local authority or myself. Contact details for all are available in the links above.
We are all in this together and must fight this together in all our communities and as a nation. We need to support our key workers on the front line, but everyone’s role is key to fight Coronavirus.
With best wishes.
Member of Parliament for Woking