Gyms will reopen (top left), as will non-essential shops (bottom left), and picnics of up to six people from different households will be allowed again (bottom right). But pubs in tier three (top right) will not be allowed to open if just serving alcohol – they must serve it as part of a ‘substantial meal’. Pubs will be closed apart from takeaway in tier three
This brings the total number of Covid-19 infections recorded across the country since the start of the pandemic to 1,527,495.
Another 206 fatalities from the disease were also confirmed in the past 24 hours, taking the official death toll to 55,230.
However, separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have now been more than 71,000 deaths registered in the UK where the virus was mentioned on the death certificate.
In a sign of optimism, Monday’s figures mark a drop in infections by 5,279 compared to the same time a week ago – when 20,729 cases were recorded.
Meanwhile, it also emerged that a district of Kent now has the highest Covid-19 rate in the country.