We’re all looking forward to the next stages of lockdown easing from 29 March – but we must remain cautious, to avoid an increase in Covid cases, council and police chiefs said today. County council leader, Councillor Andrew Proctor, said: “This has been a solemn week, as we remember those who have died during the first year of the pandemic. But there are clear signs of hope for the future as cases decline and the vaccination programme continues to be successfully rolled out.
After months of lockdown, many of us are looking forward to seeing loved ones and friends again, as the Government proceeds to the next step of its roadmap and reintroduces the rule of six. “It’s definitely safer to meet people outdoors – but it’s still important that we follow the rules like hands, face, space and avoid making unnecessary journeys. “The rules are there for a reason – we need to continue to drive Covid rates down if we’re going to maintain our progress towards a more normal life and avoid the need for future lockdowns.”
If the Government confirms that it can move to the next stage of its roadmap, the following will be permitted from Monday, 29th March:
The ‘stay at home’ rule will end on 29th March but many restrictions will remain in place: