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Step 1B: 29 March 2021

  • Wider private music tuition permitted outdoors in addition to indoor provision in specified circumstances. Please see our Covid Teaching advice page for more details.
  • Weddings, wedding receptions, funerals and wakes: Weddings and civil partnership services will no longer be limited to special circumstances, but guest limits will remain. Only six guests are allowed at these services and at wakes. 30 guests are allowed at funerals. Musicians are not included in these guest limits. Wedding receptions are not permitted.

Step 2: No earlier than 12 April 2021

  • All music education provision permitted. Please see our Covid Teaching advice page for more details.
  • Drive-in cinema, theatre and other performance events permitted.
  • Weddings, wedding receptions, funerals and wakes: Weddings and civil partnership receptions now permitted, and guest limits increased. Fifteen guests allowed at weddings, civil partnership services and respective receptions, and at Wakes. The guest limit for funeral services remains at thirty. Musicians are not included in these guest limits.
  • Live event pilots scheduled to begin.

Step 3: No earlier than 17 May 2021

  • Indoor live performance permitted with audience limitations (1,000 people or 50% of venue capacity, whichever is lower).
  • Outdoor live performance permitted with audience limitations (4,000 people or 50% of venue capacity, whichever is lower).
  • Large outdoor seated events permitted with audience limitations (10,000 people or 25% of venue capacity, whichever is lower).
  • Life events: A wider range now permitted to include Bar Mitzvahs and Christenings. Guest limit for all life events set at thirty. Musicians are not included in these guest limits.
  • Busking is now permitted.
  • Amateur activity is now permitted.

Step 4: No earlier than 21 June 2021

  • Life events: No limit on guests.
  • Re-opening of all remaining businesses, including nightclubs.
  • Relaxation of limits on live performance events, subject to success of previous steps.