- As of May 17, according to the government’s pre-set opening program, the current number of people living outside the same home will be able to hold gatherings outside the same home from six to thirty people, and six people living off the roof in enclosed spaces such as apartments.
- Restaurants, pubs and bars – which currently only open on terraces or in the gardens – may open their internal service rooms next Monday.
- Cinemas, theaters, concert halls, museums and stadiums can be opened, but the number of visitors to large-scale events at these facilities is still limited.
- Once again, hotels and other tourist accommodations can welcome guests and it will be possible to travel for UK tourism, so that travelers can spend nights away from home, on residence.
- It will also be possible to organize multi-day school trips, and as of next Monday, high school students will not have to wear a mask in the classroom or in the public areas of the school.
- Students can also return to universities.
- The current full ban on overseas travel for tourism will also be lifted on May 17, but significant restrictions will still be in place.
The British government announced last week that the ban will be replaced by a color-coded system similar to traffic lights, which will determine which countries can enter England without the current mandatory quarantine for a period of ten days. People who live in England will also be able to travel to the green-tier countries for tourism purposes from next Monday and will not have to go into quarantine once they return. However, so far the UK government has classified only twelve countries in this category. No EU country other than Portugal has been added to this list, therefore Nor Hungary, Which, along with other European Union countries, will remain in the yellow category of quarantine countries as of next Monday.
Foreigners from red class countries are not permitted to enter England. Foreign citizens with a residence permit in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United Kingdom can enter, but must spend ten days in government-designated hotels under guard at their own expense.
But Boris Johnson, in a press conference held Monday evening in which he announced other opening steps, stressed that the new rules, which will take effect within a week, are a very important step on the road to returning to a normal lifestyle. Additional opening steps will depend on the epidemiological impact of the changes from May 17th, but Britain remains on track to implement the final fourth point of the inaugural timeline on June 21, which covers nearly all goals to remove the current legal restrictions.
The measures announced by the British prime minister on Monday represent the largest easing of restrictions imposed yet at a time when the coronavirus pandemic spreads in January.