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Frequently asked questions on the national coronavirus restrictions

This tab was last updated on 30 November.

The government’s roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in England consists of four steps, and the fourth step came into play on Monday 19 July. 

You can read a summary of what will be included in each step on the government's website.

Step 1:  

  • Phase 1 began on 8 March 

  • Phase 2 began on 29 March 

Step 2: began on 12 April 

Step 3: began on 17 May 

Step 4: began on 19 July. 

Answers to your questions on Step 4 are on the second tab at the top of this page

The next tab was updated on 30 November to reflect the temporary measures put in place on 30 November that differ from the Step 4 guidelines that came into place on 19 July.

Read the government's guidance

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