Lockdown Rules in Step 2 – from Monday 12th April

Rules in brief:

  • Indoor leisure, including gyms, are open for use individually or in household groups.
  • Rule of Six or two households. No household mixing indoors
  • Outdoor attractions like zoos and theme parks can open
  • Libraries and community centres can open
  • Personal care premises can open, such as hair salons
  • All retail can now open
  • Outdoor hospitality venues can open, including such as pub gardens and restaurants with outdoor seating
  • All children’s activities can open, including indoor parent and child groups with up to 15 parents
  • Domestic overnight stays are allowed, as long as it is just one household
  • Self-contained accommodation can be used by single households
  • Up to 30 people can attend funerals and 15 can attend wakes, weddings and receptions
  • People should minimise travel. Overseas holidays are not allowed
  • Event pilots can begin


Meeting people outdoors and limited reasons for indoor meeting

The rules have not changed in relation to meeting with people indoors.

You must not meet indoors with anybody you do not live with, unless they are part of your support bubble (if you are eligible), or another legal exemption applies.

Leisure, hospitality and shopping

Gyms and leisure facilities reopening

Indoor gyms will be open but you will only be able to exercise on your own or with members of your household. Social distancing will need to be maintained.

Indoor sports

Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms will reopen but only for use by people on their own or in household groups.

Indoor sports facilities including changing rooms will remain closed unless an exemption applies.

Alcohol and food while in a hospitality setting

This time the rules say that a substantial meal is not required, but you will only be able to;

  • drink
  • eat

outside the pub/restaurant, and it will be table service only.

Remember the rule of 6 or 2 households when outdoors. (In England children of all ages are included in the rule of 6 if the group is comprised of individuals from more than two households).

Using indoor bathroom facilities while at a hospitality setting

Toilets will remain open but access will need to be carefully managed.

You must follow the rules implemented by the venue.

Social distancing in shops

The rules stay the same here in terms of social distancing and wearing a mask inside the store, unless you are exempt from wearing one.

Safety of opening up the economy

Cases are constantly being monitored and moving from stage to stage is dependent on these findings. Restrictions will only be lifted if the data suggests that this is appropriate

Holidays and attractions

Can I go on holiday now? If so, where can I stay and how long can I stay away from home for? Can we meet others for overnight stays?

You can stay in self-catering accommodation anywhere in England within your household as long as you are not sharing facilities with others.

This includes caravan sites, however shared bathing facilities may be operated on a booking system

You cannot stay with people not in your household or support bubble.
There are no restrictions on the length of your stay.

Visiting a second/holiday home

Yes, you can visit your holiday home with your household or support bubble as long as not sharing facilities with other households.

There are no restrictions on how long you can stay.

Visiting attractions

Theme parks, zoos and other outdoor attractions will be open but the restrictions on outdoor mixing will still apply i.e. the rule of 6 or 2 households.

The general principles of ‘hands, face, space and fresh air’ will need to continue.


There are more exemptions and explanations about what you can and can’t do on the gov.uk website.

Our office is closed we are working remotely, our temporary hours are:

Monday-Thursday 9am-1,30pm

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We plan to reopen the Tourist Information office and gift shop only on Monday 12th April.  The Museum will remain closed until at least 17th May. These dates are in line with steps 2 and 3 of the roadmap out of lockdown plan set out by the government and may be subject to change.

Liskeard Town Council advice and information – specific information about the town, available support and local guidance