The lockdown rules from today: What you can and can't do in Mansfield and Ashfield

Lockdown restrictions have been eased further today (Monday) under step two of the Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s roadmap.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 7:53 am

The following are set to reopen:

All retail. Many clothing shops will be opening their changing rooms for the first time in more than a year; Pubs, restaurants and cafes – with outdoor seating only. No requirement for a substantial meal to be served alongside alcohol, and no curfew; Gyms and other indoor leisure (limited to household groups); Hairdressers, salons and other personal care businesses; Self-contained holiday accommodation, like cottages.

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What you can and can't do in Mansfield and Ashfield from today.

Outdoor attractions like zoos and theme parks; Libraries and community centres; The maximum number of people at weddings and wakes will be expanded to 15; Domestic holidays will be allowed, but only with members of the same household or support bubble; All children’s activities, including indoor parent and children groups with up to 15 parents, will start up again; The rule of six will remain in place outdoors, with mixing still banned indoors.

Step three of the roadmap is scheduled for May 17.

In these confusing and worrying times, local journalism is more vital than ever. Thanks to everyone who helps us ask the questions that matter by taking out a subscription or buying a paper. We stand together. Ashley Booker, editor.