Roadmap out of lockdown – step two
From Monday 12th April 2021, step two of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown will see further restrictions start to lift. These changes are as follows:
Business and activities
Step two will see the opening of non-essential retail; personal care premises such as hairdressers and nail salons; and public buildings, including libraries and community centres. Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms will also reopen (but only for use by people on their own or in household groups); as will most outdoor attractions and settings including outdoor hospitality venues, zoos, theme parks, and drive-in cinemas. Self-contained accommodation such as campsites and holiday lets, where indoor facilities are not shared with other households, can also reopen.
Hospitality venues will be allowed to serve people outdoors at step two and there will be no need for customers to order a substantial meal with alcoholic drinks and no curfew, although customers must order, eat and drink while seated (‘table service’). Wider social contact rules will apply in all these settings to prevent indoor mixing between different households.
While funerals can continue with up to 30 mourners, the number of people able to attend weddings, receptions and commemorative events such as wakes will rise to 15.
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