From today, you are allowed to spend more time outdoors
Are will be able to go to parks (if open) and beaches to sunbathe, have a picnic and go fishing
Use outdoor sports courts which can reopen, including tennis and basketball courts as well as golf courses
You will also be able to see one person from another household, as long as they follow social distance guidance
This follows scientific advice that the risk of infection outside is significantly lower than inside
All of the new regulations are subject to social distancing rules
Guidance that said people could only go out to exercise once a day have also been removed.
You will also be able to travel further to enjoy your time outside, with no restrictions on how far you can go to get to the countryside, National Parks and beaches in England.
The advice remains that everybody should continue to avoid public transport other than for essential journeys. Therefore, people should only make these journeys by cycling, walking or driving in a private vehicle where possible
You also should check in advance of visiting places like National Parks and beaches to make sure they are prepared for visitors.
Today’s advice is strictly limited to spending time with your household or with one other person and is subject to social distancing rules.
People in the shielded group with very specific medical conditions who are likely to be at the greatest risk of serious complications from coronavirus, have been advised to continue to shield until the end of June and to do everything they can to stay at home. The government has a support scheme in place to provide help with access to food and basic supplies, care, medicines and social support.
This guidance is for people in England.
The Guidance also makes clear:
More stringent enforcement measures for non-compliance with the new rules have also come into effect today.
Fines have been increased, and will now start at £100, which will be lowered to £50 if paid within 14 days. This will double on each further repeat offence up to £3,200.
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