The Prime Minister has set out the roadmap for cautiously easing lockdown restrictions in England. The priority is to ensure that this is a one-way road, with four tests on vaccines, infection rates and new coronavirus variants to be met at each stage.
Step 1 will be for schools and colleges to open on 8 March. The advice will still be for people to stay at home as much as possible from this date, but going outside for recreation or exercise with their household or with one other person will be permitted. More measures will be eased on 29 March as part of this first step, including up to six people or two households being allowed to meet outdoors, and outdoor sport and leisure facilities reopening.
More measures will hopefully be eased every five weeks, allowing time for the effects of each stage to be reviewed.
Read the full roadmap here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-spring-2021