At a glance: New rules on easing restrictions

New rules on what people can and cannot do in England have come into force as the Government eases coronavirus restrictions.

Exercise is no longer limited to once a day, and those want to go fishing are able to do so.

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

Here, the PA news agency looks at what people are able to do and what is still off-limits:

Exercise and sport

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

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

Golf courses in England will be allowed to reopen
Golf courses in England will be allowed to reopen (Peter Byrne/PA)

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.

Travel

Driving to outdoor open spaces, either alone or with members of your household is allowed, as well as travelling to beaches or beauty spots 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.

Recreation

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.

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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.

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