Lockdown restrictions in England will be eased from today (March 29).
Under Boris Johnson’s roadmap, people are now allowed to meet outdoors in groups of six – or as two households if that number exceeds six.
This includes private gardens.
The ‘stay at home’ rule also ends today, but people should continue to work from home where possible and minimise the number of journeys they make.
The new rule is ‘stay local’.
Today, some outdoor sports facilities will reopen and people can play formalised sports such as football and tennis.
The football pitches at Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre in Salisbury will reopen for club block bookings, so will the tennis courts at the Nadder Centre in Tisbury.
However, changing or toilet facilities remain closed, and no leisure centre buildings will reopen on this date.
People can also take part in organised group litter picks, so long as they stick to the rule of six and maintain social distancing.
Anyone that wishes to pick litter in their local area, should either dispose of it in their usual home kerbside waste and recycling collection services, or if they’re planning a large litter pick, they should contact firstname.lastname@example.org a week before the litter pick to arrange a suitable collection point.
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