After the first stage in March, further lifting of the rules will happen if certain conditions are met – such as the vaccine rollout going to plan. The aim is for all restrictions to be lifted, which will happen by 21 June at the earliest.
Other parts of the UK aim to outline their plans for easing lockdown in the coming weeks.
No earlier than 12 April:
No earlier than 17 May:
No earlier than 21 June:
Each stage will be a minimum of five weeks apart. Four conditions must be met at each stage before proceeding to the next one: