CORONAVIRUS lockdown restrictions are beginning to ease in England as the Government looks to get the country’s economy moving again.

New rules come into force on Wednesday which include being able to exercise as much as you want outdoors, and those who want to go fishing or play golf are able to do so.

Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are either adhering to existing rules or writing their own amendments.

Here is a brief glance of what people in England can and can’t do from Wednesday.

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Exercise and sport:

People in England will be able to exercise more than once a day with one person who is not from their household, as long as social distancing requirements are met.

Golf courses, outdoor tennis and basketball courts can be used, and people can also swim in lakes and the sea.

However, gathering with more than one member of another household is still forbidden, along with swimming in a public pool, using a playground or outdoor gym, and exercising in indoor leisure centres or facilities.

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Driving to outdoor open spaces with members of the same household is allowed, as well as travelling to beaches or beauty sports in England.

Similarly, travelling to the countryside is also permitted.

Regulations against going on holiday or staying overnight at a holiday home or second home still apply.

People who live in England have been warned against travelling to Scotland and Wales, who are still enforcing stricter lockdown measures.


Going for a picnic, sunbathing and relaxing in a public place is now allowed in England, while people can also fishing on their own, or with one other person while adhering to social distancing rules.

People are not allowed to visit the homes of friends and family – unless it is for care and medical reasons, or to take a child to another household with whom parental responsibilities are shared.

Visiting a private or ticketed attraction is also not permitted.