Coronavirus lockdown: All you need to know about new measures - BBC News

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The prime minister has announced a series of measures to take effect from 4 July, easing the lockdown in England.

Distancing guidelines

From 4 July the 2m distancing rule will be changed.

The prime minister said that where it is not possible to stay 2m apart, people should keep a distance of "one metre plus" - this means staying one metre apart, while observing precautions to reduce the risk of transmission.


Restaurants and pubs will also be allowed to reopen, providing they follow safety guidelines.

All hospitality indoors will be limited to table service, and contact between staff and customers will be limited.

Customers will also have to give contact details when they enter a pub or restaurant.

Holiday accommodation - including hotels, B&Bs, cottages, campsites and caravan parks - can also reopen, and people in England will be free to stay away from home overnight for the first time since lockdown began in March.

Meeting other households

Two households of any size will be able to meet indoors or outside. It will be possible to stay overnight.

This does not have to be the same set of households - the prime minister said. "It will be possible for instance to meet one set of grandparents one weekend, and the others the following weekend."

However, the government does not not recommend meetings of multiple households indoors because of the risk of infection.

Outdoors, people from multiple households can meet in groups of up to six - but two households can meet regardless of size.

What else will reopen?

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What will remain closed?

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