Restaurants, gyms, pubs, beauty salons and non-essential shops, reopened today in England and Wales, as Covid-19 are eased across the U.K.
Employees continue to work from home while more businesses are reopening.
Starting from today, April 12th, pubs and restaurants can serve customers outdoor.
The next stage in the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, which would include indoor dining, is scheduled to begin on May 17.
The gradual lifting of the lockdown restrictions will be another test as to whether retail will return to normality after the pandemic.
Two households or six people can meet - even in private gardens.
Mixing indoors with persons not in your household or bubble is still not allowed.
Britons were waiting in anticipation for their favourite stores to reopen this morning.
Walk-in barbers were in demand, as were Primark and Footlocker, with queues forming down the high streets in Oxford Street.
Shoppers were also ready for Debenhams to open its doors for its final closing-down sale before it shuts stores for good. Its online business has been sold to Boohoo.
England's gyms, zoos and hairdressers also reopened, while restaurants and pubs can welcome customers outside.
Some pubs and restaurants opened just after midnight, while long queues formed outside shops around the UK.
Pupils are returning to school full time in Wales and Scotland, while Northern Ireland's "stay-at-home" order is ending.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson urges people to behave responsibly and continue to take steps to suppress Covid-19.
More than 32 million people in the United Kingdom have now had their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.
The rule changes in England from Monday include:
Here are the four conditions for easing lockdown restrictions:
Businesses must ensure that their front-line staff are given proper protection by enforcing rules on masks, social distancing, queues and one-way systems.