UK Immigration News Alert – 23 February 2021

Lockdown Road Map


On 22 February 2021 Boris Johnson announced the timeline for the easing of lockdown restrictions in the UK, with the following dates being of particular significance:


8 March 2021


· Schools reopen, childcare allowed

· One plus one social meetings outdoors

· One visitor to care home residents

· Stay at home stays in place


29 March 2021


· Rule of six

· Outdoor sports

· Stay local

· Work from home where possible

· Still no overseas travel


12 April 2021


· Non-essential retail, personal care premises, hairdressers and nail salons, libraries, gyms, zoos and theme parks can reopen

· Pubs and restaurants can reopen outdoors with no need for a substantial meal and no curfews

· Wider social distancing rules continue

· One household can stay at a cottage or holiday let


17 May 2021


· Rule of six will be dropped outdoors

· Two households can meet indoors

· Hotels, cinemas and soft play areas reopen

· 1,000 people or half full permitted at indoor sports venues, outdoor venues 4,000 people or half full, 10,000 allowed at Wembley

· International travel possible

· Review of social distancing

· Review of certificates for jabs, tests


21 June 2021


· All legal limits on social contact to go

· Remaining hospitality reopens

· Restrictions on large events lifted

· Restrictions for weddings may still be in effect

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