Rule of six: Is the rule of six coming back? Inside the new rules | UK | News
You are currently allowed to meet one other person from outside of your household for exercise, but you are not permitted to take part in a social activity, such as having a picnic or going shopping together.
But this is set to change with announcements coming later today that England will slowly but surely be brought out of restrictions as a whole as opposed to returning to the tier system used before Christmas.
However, lockdown measures will only be eased if certain criteria are met, such as continued reduction in deaths and hospitalisations and the vaccination programme continuing to go to plan.
It will also be beholden to any potential risk provided by new coronavirus variants.