Lockdown rule changes: The things you can do in Doncaster from March 29

Lockdown rules are set to change from next week – here’s all you need to know about what you can and can’t do in Doncaster from March 29.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 4:45 pm

The gradual removal of coronavirus lockdown restrictions was announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson last month, with a step by step opening and a planned return to seeing all legal limits lifted by June 21.

So what can you do from March 29 that you could not do before?

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Doncaster will have new lockdown rules from March 29.

From March 29, the rule of six will come back into force.

This means from this time up to six people or two households will be permitted to gather together in outdoor settings.

Six people or two households are not permitted to meet indoors from March 29.

Sport and leisure

Outdoor sports venues including tennis courts, open-air swimming pools and basketball courts will be permitted to reopen from March 29.

People are also allowed to take part in formally organised outdoor sports from this time.

Rules related to social distancing and contact must remain in effect meaning people from different households and bubbles undertaking outdoor sports together should try to observe social distancing where possible.

Stay at home

The stay at home rule was implemented at the beginning of lockdown and in fact, is a defining aspect of the lockdown.

Mr Johnson mandated all people remain at home except for a list of essential reasons including for work, for medical need and for exercise.

Although the stay at home rule is ending, many other restrictions will remain in place such as requesting people work from home where possible and reduce journeys outside their homes.

Travel abroad

Travel abroad is still strictly prohibited at this time except for a limited number of reasons.

Holidays abroad will not be allowed, given it will remain important to manage the risk of imported variants and protect the vaccination programme.

The Government has launched a new taskforce to review global travel which will report on April 12.

Parent and child groups

All children will be allowed to access any outdoor childcare and supervised activities.

Parent and child groups can take place outdoors with up to 15 people allowed.

Children aged under five do not count towards this limit.