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Summary of what you must do and what is open from 7 June 2021.

First published:
4 June 2021
Last updated:

What you must do

From 7 June you must:

  • follow social distancing rules with people you do not live with or who are not in your exclusive extended household.
  • wear a face covering (if you are able to) in all indoor public places. 
  • only form an extended household with no more than 2 other households and they should stay the same.
  • not meet with anyone other than your extended household indoors
  • not meet with more than 5 other people in indoor regulated settings, such as cafes, restaurants and pubs (unless you are meeting with only people you live with or as part of a regulated gathering, which is a maximum of 30 people).
  • meet no more than 29 other people outdoors including in private gardens, public spaces and regulated premises such as cafes, restaurants and pubs.
  • work from home if you can.
  • minimise travel to areas of high prevalence.

What can open and take place

  • schools, colleges and childcare providers.
  • higher education institutions.
  • licensed premises
  • non-essential retail.
  • close contact services.
  • hospitality.
  • holiday accommodation.
  • entertainment venues.
  • indoor visitor attractions.
  • outdoor visitor attractions.
  • leisure and fitness facilities.
  • venues for events and conferences.
  • theatres and concert halls.
  • places of worship.
  • community centres.
  • crematoriums.
  • libraries and archive services.
  • sport courts, golf courses.
  • playgrounds and public parks.
  • indoor regulated gatherings (previously known as organised indoor activities) (up to 30 people).
  • outdoor regulated gatherings (including activity previously known as organised indoor activities and larger events) (limit set to a maximum of 4,000 standing and 10,000 seated following full risk assessment and taking all reasonable measure; 30 people indoors
  • international travel.
  • weddings (ceremony limit set by venue).
  • wedding reception or wake (outdoors limit set following full risk assessment and taking all reasonable measure; 30 people indoors).

What must remain closed

  • ice skating rinks
  • nightclubs and adult entertainment venues.