Gatherings of over 30 people will remain illegal
Indoors, the Rule of 6 or 2 households will apply – we will keep under review whether it is safe to increase this.
Up to 30 people will be able to attend weddings, receptions and wakes, as well as funerals. This limit will also apply to other types of significant life events including bar mitzvahs and christenings.
The government hopes to be in a position to remove all legal limits on social contact
We hope to reopen remaining premises, including nightclubs, and ease the restrictions on large events and performances that apply in Step 3. This will be subject to the results of a scientific Events Research Programme to test the outcome of certain pilot events through the spring and summer, where we will trial the use of testing and other
techniques to cut the risk of infection.