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Here's What To Expect When The Coronavirus Restrictions Change Tomorrow

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Here's What To Expect When The Coronavirus Restrictions Change Tomorrow

So, tomorrow is the day that we start to see how well England can emerge from this wretched and - by now - incredibly tedious pandemic.

Between March 8 and March 29, we will be in stage one of the process of reopening the country announced by Boris Johnson a few weeks ago.

But - you may well be asking - what does that actually mean for me? How will my life change?

The answer is - for many of us - very little, at first.

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The headline news is that the schools are reopening for everyone in primary and secondary education, but for many people the big news will be that you can leave the house for something that isn't a short period of exercise.

You can even meet up with someone in a social context, provided that you observe the correct social distancing rules.

Schools will reopen tomorrow. Credit: PA
Schools will reopen tomorrow. Credit: PA

That's big news for anyone who has been in a relationship with someone that they were unable to form a bubble with, because now you can go to the park and have a lovely chat without the fear of being fined.

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Just to clarify, you may meet up outside your house with one other person for social purposes. Before, it was just exercise, but now if you want to have a picnic, you can.

Furthermore, those who have family in care homes will be relieved to learn that care home residents will be allowed one regular visitor as of tomorrow.

You and one other person could occupy these benches. Credit: PA
You and one other person could occupy these benches. Credit: PA

Once again, all of the usual rules such as masks and social distancing will still apply, but it's better than nothing.

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As we move through the month of March, provided things continue to head in the right direction, there could be more reasons to be cheerful on March 29.

On that date, provided the criteria is still being met, you might be able to meet up outdoors to socialise with groups of up to six people, or two households.

Get this, you could even meet up in someone's garden for that.

On top of that, outdoor sports such as tennis, basketball, and golf will reopen, as will organised sport for kids and adults.

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Outdoors sports could be back on March 29. Credit: PA
Outdoors sports could be back on March 29. Credit: PA

Then - obviously with the caveat that things are improving still - the big one.

April 12 will see pubs and restaurants be able to serve food and drink outside once again.

Shops will reopen, and self-contained accommodation - B&Bs and the like - will be allowed to fulfil bookings for overnight stays.

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Business will start to resume, and - within a month or so - more than just the weather could be looking a lot brighter.

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Topics: UK News, Coronavirus, Politics

Tom Wood
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