THE first stage of the PM’s “roadmap” out of lockdown will lift some restrictions from March 8.

At the moment, people must stay at home and can only go out if they have a “reasonable excuse” with a ban on social meetings with people outside their support bubble.

Reasonable excuses include exercise with one other person outside, shopping for food and meeting people in your support bubble.

People are allowed to leave their house for work, but only if it is unreasonable to work from home.

Rulebreakers face a variety of fines, which include an £800 penalty for attending a house party. Organisers of parties can face fines of up to £800.

What can I do from March 8?

All pupils in England’s schools are expected to return to class from this date. This includes colleges and practical higher education courses.

Socialising in parks and public spaces with one other person will also be permitted.

Two people from different households will be able to meet outside in public to socialise. This could include having a picnic, but they will have to socially distance.

Under current restrictions, two people were only allowed to exercise together outdoors.

Thirty people will be able to attend a funeral and six people will be able to attend wakes and weddings.

Further restrictions under “Step 1” will be lifted on March 29.

What can I do from March 29?

People from two households, or groups of up to six, can meet outdoors.

Outdoor spot and leisure facilities will reopened. Organised outdoor sport will also be allowed.

There will also be the introduction of outdoor parent and child groups of up to 15 parents.