England has officially entered its fourth stage of lockdown easing, with so-called ‘Freedom day’ marking the end of many restrictions imposed on thw countey for 18 months.
It will see the reopening of clubs and theatres and the law changed to guidance only when it comes to wearings masks.
Groups of more than six people from multiple households will be able to hang out indoors and outdoors.
Businesses will reopen, including shuttered nightclubs who can welcome party-goers back to dance floors.
Legal limits on mourners at funerals and those celebrating weddings will also end, as will school bubbles.
But amid what some have dubbed a “pingdemic”, businesses and unions have warned that Monday could become “chaos day” due to staff shortages triggered by workers having to self-isolate.