From 17 May, the people of England will be able to enjoy more freedom again after months of lockdown.

There has been a significant easing of COVID-19 restrictions in England since Monday, and after months of strict restrictions, dozens of covid restrictions have finally been lifted.

What exactly can you do from Monday?

The people of England will finally be able to hug for the first time in months. This will be the first time since lockdown 3 people will be able to meet and hug.

From May 17, for the first time since January, meetings of six people or two families will be allowed in rooms, and overnight stays in someone’s home will also be allowed.

Indoor bars, restaurants and bars have opened. The halls will offer table service only, with a rule of six for guests and clients.

From now on, outdoor group meetings of 30 people will be allowed. There will still be social distancing at these meetings.

From May 17, people will be able to go on vacation with friends or family they don’t live with – as long as they adhere to the rule of six.

As planned, overseas holidays resumed on May 17, when the next step was taken in easing coronavirus restrictions.

Mourning families may now have 30 mourners at funerals and 15 at vigils. That will change on Monday, as funeral directors can limit the number of people who can attend the funeral while maintaining social distancing.

30 people will be able to attend weddings and indoor receptions.

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Entertainment venues such as cinemas, theaters and museums will open. Visitors will have to follow social distancing rules and wear masks.

Hotels, saunas and steam rooms can also reopen on Monday.

From May 17, indoor team sports will return.