The next stage of the government's roadmap out of Covid-19 lockdown is expected to come into force on April 12.

Stage one was completed on March 29.

'Stay at home' guidance was downgraded to 'stay local' and there was more relaxation on how many people can meet, and where.

Currently six people, or two complete households, can meet outdoors.

Some visits are allowed to care homes and all children have returned to school, although they are currently on an Easter break.

So, what happens on the next stage of the Prime Minister's plan, assuming the coronavirus infection rate is low enough and no new strains of Covid-19 have been identified?

Here is what you need to know...

Re-opening of non-essential retail

  • Personal care premises including hairdressers and nail salons
  • Public buildings, including libraries and community centres

Isle of Wight County Press:


  • Gyms (but only for use by people on their own or in household groups)

Outdoor attractions

  • Park and zoos
  • Theme parks
  • Drive-in cinemas 


  • Campsites and holiday lets but only where indoor facilities are not shared with other households
  • Self-contained only

Isle of Wight County Press:

Hospitality venues

  • Outdoors only, including pub gardens and cafes with outside areas
  • Households must not mix
  • No need to order 'substantial' food
  • No curfew
  • Customers must order, eat and drink while seated 
  • Table service only


  • Funerals can continue with up to 30 mourners
  • Attendence at weddings, receptions and commemorative events rises to 15