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Going out in Surrey

Published: 08 January 2021

April Explore

Are you confused about what this means?

Whilst we understand that residents may wish to get outside for some exercise and meet with friends and family as lockdown restrictions are lifted, please be aware of what the rules are. Please follow the law and be sensible to help keep Surrey safe.

Roadmap out of lockdown

From Monday 12 April, step two of the government's roadmap out of lockdown will see further restrictions start to lift. These changes are as follows:

Business and activities

Step two will see the opening of non-essential retail; personal care premises such as hairdressers and nail salons; and public buildings, including libraries and community centres. Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms will also reopen (but only for use by people on their own or in household groups); as will most outdoor attractions and settings including outdoor hospitality venues, zoos, theme parks, and drive-in cinemas. Self-contained accommodation such as campsites and holiday lets, where indoor facilities are not shared with other households, can also reopen.

Hospitality venues will be allowed to serve people outdoors at step two and there will be no need for customers to order a substantial meal with alcoholic drinks and no curfew, although customers must order, eat and drink while seated ('table service'). Wider social contact rules will apply in all these settings to prevent indoor mixing between different households.


While funerals can continue with up to 30 mourners, the number of people able to attend weddings, receptions and commemorative events such as wakes will rise to 15.

As restrictions are lifted, we'll keep you posted on what that means for you and any changes to the council services that we deliver. The GOV.UK website has full details of the roadmap or you can find more information and advice on our COVID web pages.

Working together to get there - #KeepSurreySafe

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