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Following the launch of the governments road map out of lockdown, we are delighted to share details of the way forward.  By continuing to work together and following the goverment guidelines, we hope to be able to both, enjoy more of where we live, but also welcome back visitors to the South East of England very soon. 

Although the stay at home order has been lifted, we are asked to continue to stay local and avoid excessive travel, so now is for planning.... for creating those post lockdown 'things to do lists', being inspired and excited about all of the opportunities that await.  As the restricitions lift we can enjoy, explore and love more of where we live, #lovewhereyoulive, link up with destinations that you want visit in the future, and make plans to spend time with family and friends. 

Use our Support Local, Stay Local page to link up with the offical tourism websites across South East England. 

Use the official links below for the most up-to-date information about coronavirus and helpful links to keep you up to date.

For the B2B tourism industry within South East Engalnd updates please visit Tourism South East website

Road Map out of Lockdown

From 29th March 2021 

  • Stay at home order lifted, however you should stay local and avoid excessive travel
  • Rule of six applies or meetings of two households outdoors is permitted, including gardens
  • Outdoors sports and leisure facilities will be able to open including golf courses, mini golf, water sports venues, riding arenas and tennis courts. People can use these venues in a group of six people, or with members of up to two households.
  • Working from home is still advised

From 12th April 2021

  • Non essential retail can reopen
  • Hospitatility venues can open for outdoor service only.  Venues should only be visited by up to two households or in a group of six people or two households outdoors (unless an exemption exists).
  • Most outdoor settings and attractions can reopen including zoo's, wildlife parks, theme parks
  • Domestic overnight stays can begin in self contained accommodation - one household only.  These must not have shared bathing, entrance or exits, catering or sleeping facilities.
  • Indoor leisure including gyms can reopen for use individually or within household groups
  • Rule of six or two households outdoors
  • Maintaining social distance is essential
  • Working from home is still advised

From 17th May at the earliest, or at least five weeks after the previous change

  • No more than 30 people can meet outdoors
  • Rule of six or two households indoors 
  • Indoor hospitatility will reopen, table service will be required
  • Remaining outdoor entertainment venues are able to open, including outdoor theatres
  • Indoor entertainment including museums, cinemas and children's play areas able to reopen
  • Remaining accommodation providers able to reopen, including hotels, hostels.
  • Some large events are premitted
  • Controlled indoor events are allowed subject to capacity
  • International travel (subject to the results of the review on 12th April)

From the 21st June at the earliest, or at least five weeks after the previous change

  • With appropriate mitigations in place, the Government aims to remove all legal limits on social contact, reopen the remaining closed settings, including nightclubs and enable large events, theatre performances

Please remember to continue to adhere to the official British Government guidelines at all times and remember to:-

  • Wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly

  • Cover face - wear a face covering in enclosed spaces

  • Make space - stay at least 2 metres apart - or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions

  • Replace - open a window regularly and replace the air indoors

People experiencing coronavirus symptoms such as;

  • a high temperature

  • a new, continuous cough

  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste should follow further information on the NHS website.

Please visit some other helpful links from around the region 

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