TODAY England reaches Step One in the Government's roadmap out of the third national Covid-19 lockdown.

While people will have to wait a while longer for a haircut or a gym session, some restrictions will be easing, including the return of the rule of six. 

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Here is everything you need to know.

– What is changing from today?

Larger groups of up to six people, from any number of households, or a group of any size from up to two households, are allowed to gather in parks and gardens in England.

The Government’s 'stay at home' order ends, with messaging moving to 'stay local', but people will be asked to continue to work from home where possible, and overseas travel remains banned.

Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis and basketball courts can also reopen, with organised adult and children’s sport – including grassroots football – able to return.

– When will more restrictions be eased?

Further restrictions will then be lifted on April 12 and then again in mid- May.

From April 12 at the earliest, shops, hairdressers, nail salons, libraries and outdoor hospitality venues such as beer gardens will be allowed to reopen.

Most outdoor attractions such as zoos and theme parks can reopen, although wider social distancing rules will still apply to prevent indoor mixing between different households.

Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms and swimming pools will also be opened but for use by people on their own or in household groups.

Funerals can continue with up to 30 people, and the numbers able to attend weddings, receptions and commemorative events such as wakes will rise from six to 15.