Easing of restrictions from Monday 17 May

The Prime Minister confirmed that the Government will proceed with Step 3 of the Roadmap

Further easing of restrictions, from Monday 17 May, will allow up to six people or two households to meet inside. Each household can include a support bubble. Outdoor social gatherings have an upper limit of 30 people.

The guidance on meeting and greeting friends and family emphasises personal responsibility rather than Government rules.

Step 3 allows the reopening of indoor hospitality and leisure venues, from restaurants and pubs to theatres and cinemas. COVID-secure measures will be in operation to allow such indoor activities.

Indoor and outdoor events will also be allowed to take place, such as live performances, sporting events and business events. Attendance at these events will be capped according to venue type. Attendees must follow COVID-secure measures set out by those venues.

Funeral attendance will no longer be limited to 30 people, but will be determined by how many people the COVID-secure venue can safely accommodate with social distancing.

No more than 30 people will be able to attend weddings, wakes and other commemorative events, such as Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and Christenings.

Please remember to get regular COVID-19 testing, protect our community. Everyone can get access to COVID-19 testing, even if you do not have symptoms. Find out more here.