PRIME minister Boris Johnson confirmed the roadmap out of lockdown would continue as planned from Monday, April 12 – here is a list of the freedoms we finally have back.

Non-essential retail will be allowed to reopen, including:

• clothing stores and tailors

• charity and antique shops

• homeware and carpet stores

• showrooms, such as for vehicles as well as kitchens and bathrooms

• electronic goods and mobile phone shops

• florists and plant nurseries

• retail travel agents

• photography stores

• remaining auction houses and markets

• tobacco and vape stores

• betting shops (subject to additional COVID-secure measures, such as limiting the use of gaming machines)

• manual car washes

You will finally be able to get your hair cut from with hairdressers and barbers able to take bookings, as well as:

• beauty and nail salons

• body and skin piercing services

• tattoo studios

• spas and massage centres (but not steam rooms and saunas)

• holistic therapy (including acupuncture, homeopathy, and reflexology)

• tanning salons

Gyms are also scheduled to reopen along with other leisure facilities.

Indoor sports and leisure facilities are preparing to reopen, including:

• gyms and leisure centres

• sports courts

• swimming pools

• dance studios and fitness centres

• driving and shooting ranges

• riding arenas

• archery venues

• climbing wall centres Holidays (in the UK)

There is also scope for "self-contained holiday accommodation" to reopen

This means campsites, holiday lets and cottages in which all facilities – including for sleeping, catering, bathing, and indoor lobbies and corridors for entry and exit – are restricted to use only by a single household/support bubble.

Outdoor pints

It will be outdoor service only in the beer garden or outside terraces.

Outdoor areas at hospitality venues – such as cafés, restaurants, bars, pubs, social clubs, including member’s clubs – can reopen, including for takeaway alcohol.

No indoor mixing will be allowed.

It will be table service only, but thankfully, a "substantial meal" – such as a Cornish pasty or a Scotch egg – is no longer necessary to accompany your pint.

Venues can also erect outside shelters.

To be considered ‘outdoors’, shelters, marquees and other structures can have a roof but need to have at least 50 per cent of the area of their walls open at all times while in use.

Customers can head inside to use toilets.

Outdoor attractions

Those that can reopen include the following:

• adventure parks and activities

• animal attractions, such as at zoos, safari parks and aquariums

• drive-in events, such as for cinemas, theatres, and other performances

• film studios

• funfairs and fairgrounds

• model villages

• museums and galleries

• skating rinks

• theme parks

• trampolining parks

• water and aqua parks

Weddings, funerals and other areas

Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies are permitted for up to 15 people in Covid-secure venues.

This is up from the current number of six people but social distancing guidance applies.

Wedding receptions can only take place outdoors with up to 15 people allowed for a sit down meal. They are only allowed in permitted Covid-secure outdoor venues.

30 people can attend a funeral.

  • Public buildings, such as community halls and centres, and libraries can also reopen.
  • Businesses allowed to host childcare and supervised activities for children will be able to host these activities – including sport – for all children, regardless of circumstances.
  • Permitted businesses operating in otherwise closed attractions, such as a gift shop or a takeaway kiosk at a museum, may only open where they are a self-contained unit and can be accessed directly from the street.
  • Indoor events or gatherings outside of someone’s household or support bubble are not permitted, even in a venue permitted to open, unless a specific exemption applies.