Lockdown restrictions will be eased further from 17 May in England, so what do the changes allow us to do?
People will be able to meet indoors in groups of up to six or as two households, or outdoors in groups of up to 30 people.
People can also choose whether to socially distance with close family and friends, meaning that they can sit close together and hug. The government is urging people to remain cautious and to be conscious that some people are more vulnerable than others. People are encouraged to remember that outdoors is safer than indoors, and to open a window when meeting indoors where possible.
People will be able to sit inside pubs and restaurants and go to cinemas, theatres, museums, galleries, concert halls, hotels, B&Bs, but still following the rule of six or up to two households. Masks will still need to be worn in all these settings until seated.
In shops, bars, restaurants and other businesses, and in adult social care and medical settings, people will be expected to continue to socially distance and wear a face mask. In care homes, residents will be able to have up to five named visitors and be entitled to make low risk visits out of the home.
Weddings, receptions and other life events can take place with up to 30 people. The cap on numbers attending funerals will depend on the size of the venue.
Organised adult sport and exercise classes can resume indoors.
Hotels, hostels and B&Bs in the UK will allow overnight stays in groups of up to six people or two households.
People will also be able to travel to a small number of countries and will not have to quarantine on return. These are Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, the Falkland Islands, Israel, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, and Portugal, including the Azores and Madeira. Some of these countries have their own restrictions which UK travellers will be expected to observe.