The next set of easing of the lockdown restrictions in Oxfordshire that came into effect on 29 March means that:
- You can meet outdoors in a group of 6, from any number of households, or in a group of any size, from 2 households. This includes private outdoor spaces, such as gardens and other outdoor public places and venues that remain open. A household can include an existing support bubble if eligible.
- Outdoor sports venues and facilities including golf courses, tennis and basketball courts can reopen, and you can take part in formally organised outdoor sports with any number of people.
- Childcare and supervised activities are allowed outdoors for all children.
- Formally organised parent and child groups can take place outdoors for up to 15 attendees. Children under 5 will not be counted in this number.
- Weddings attended by up to six people can take place in any circumstances.
However, many restrictions remain in place.
- You must not socialise indoors with anyone you do not live with, unless they are part of your support bubble (if you are eligible).
- You should stay 2 metres apart from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings) if you cannot stay 2 metres apart.
- You should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the number of journeys you make where possible.
Future dates for the easing of restrictions will be a minimum of five weeks apart as follows:
No earlier than 12 April
- All shops allowed to open, along with close-contact services, including hairdressers and beauty salons (including in people’s homes).
- Restaurants and pubs will be allowed to serve food and alcohol to customers sitting outdoors.
- Gyms and spas can reopen, as can zoos, theme parks, libraries and community centres.
- Members of the same household can take a holiday in the UK in self-contained accommodation.
- Weddings attended by up to 15 people can take place.