Undoubtedly it’s an exciting time, particularly as shops start to reopen and restrictions on the number of people we can see relax, too.
But once you’re no longer staying at home, how far can you really venture from your front door?
Find out how far local can take you in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland…
How far can you travel locally in England?
People living in England no longer have to ‘stay home’ as of Monday, March 29. A new ‘stay local’ rule comes into force instead.
Unfortunately, the government has not yet outlined exactly what constitutes as your local area – but you can safely assume your village or town counts as local.
If you live in a city, the part of your city you live in is considered local.
The Department of Health and Social Care previously confirmed this, saying: ‘People should be sensible… you should stay local in the village, town, or part of the city where you live – unless there is a justifiable reason not to do so.’
Longer distance visits, i.e. to another town or city, won’t be outlawed – but they aren’t advised.
You also can’t stay overnight anywhere other than your home without an essential reason, such as work.