Following the relaxation of some lockdown restrictions earlier this week, we answer the key questions on what this means for you.
If I'm shielding, can I now go out while maintaining social distancing?
Anyone who has received a letter advising them to shield for 12 weeks, it is because they could be at higher risk from the virus. The advice for these people to shield remains in place.
This advice is there to protect vulnerable individuals and keep them safe.
This situation won't last forever. The advice for those shielding will be updated before the 12 weeks is up and people will be kept updated about what that means for them.
Can I travel a distance to meet people outdoors while observing social distancing?
The changes to the restrictions mean that up to six people who aren't members of the same household can meet outdoors, while observing social distancing.
While you are permitted to travel to do so, people are urged to be sensible, stay local if possible and limit the numbers of journeys you are making.
Can I travel for exercise?
People are permitted to travel to take exercise, but anyone doing so is urged to please be responsible. Don't travel too far and avoid travelling to places where there are likely to be lots of people where it will be difficult to maintain social distancing.
Can I travel on public transport to visit someone outdoors?
The use of public transport to visit someone outdoors is permitted. But anyone doing so must observe the social distancing measures in place on public transport and observe good hygiene.
Those using public transport should also consider using a face covering. And it would be a good idea to avoid peak periods, especially times when key workers are likely to be trying to travel to and from work.
Do the relaxations apply to me if I'm over 70? Do the relaxations apply to me if I'm pregnant?
The relaxations apply to everyone, except those who have received a shielding letter. Anyone who has received such a letter should continue to shield.
Those aged over 70, and pregnant women, are considered to be more vulnerable and are advised to be particularly careful about following social distancing guidance and good hygiene. People should follow the public health advice and not put themselves at any increased risk.
Can I meet people from other households indoors if we're very careful with social distancing?
People who are not from the same household should not meet indoors at this time. The current expert advice is that meeting indoors is still too risky for now. It is recognised that this is an important issue for many people and the situation will be kept under review.
Can I go to stay in a caravan?
People are still not permitted to leave their homes to stay in caravans.