17 May 2021
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Steps) (England) Regulations 2021 are amended from 17 May 2021, to move all places in England (including the territorial sea and airspace above England) from the Step 2 area to the Step 3 area, applying the restrictions set out in Schedule 3.
Indoor gatherings of up to 6 people or two households and outdoor gatherings of up to 30 people, are now permitted.
The number of people who are able to attend a parent and child group or a support group has been increased to 30, the limits on the number of people who may attend a funeral have been removed, and gatherings necessary to enable a student to move to another household for the purposes of a vacation before 30th June are permitted.
The restriction on organising a large gathering outdoors only applies when there are more than 50 people in the gathering. The restrictions on leaving the United Kingdom have been removed.
Please see our coronavirus document for an overview of further legislation relating to the Coronavirus.