Lockdown restrictions continue to be eased in the UK according to the roadmaps of the various devolved nations.
As “stay at home” messages are swapped for “stay local” and some domestic travel becomes possible once more, many Brits are wondering when they can stay overnight with another household, enabling trips with friends and extended family.
Here’s what we know so far about when the ban on indoor mixing might lift.
Overnight stays in England
Although more travel restrictions are being eased in England from 12 April, when staying overnight away from home is permitted in self-contained accommodation, mixing with other households indoors is still banned. You can only go and stay somewhere with the people in your own household or support bubble.
However, this looks set to change from 17 May, when the entire hospitality and tourism is on track to reopen, including hotels and B&Bs. From this point the government states: “Indoors, the rule of six or two households will apply – we will keep under review whether it is safe to increase this.” This would mean you could stay overnight with up to five others from outside your household, or alongside one other household of any size…