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Boris Johnson is expected to announce remaining Covid restrictions in England will last for at least an extra four weeks.
This means pubs and restaurants, as well as some concerts, summer festivals and gigs will have to continue observing a limit on numbers.
What are the current rules for festivals and gigs?
Indoor and outdoor events can currently take place if they can ensure social distancing between groups, and limit attendance.
- The cap for most indoor events in England is 1,000 people or 50% of a venue's capacity, whichever is lower; outdoors it is 4,000 or 50%
- Level two areas of Scotland have a 100-person limit for indoor events, 250 for outdoor standing events and 500 for outdoor seated events; this doubles for level one areas (200, 500 and 1,000), and again for level zero (400, 1,000 and 2,000)
- In Wales, the maximum number of people allowed at outdoor "regulated gatherings" – such as festivals and concerts – is 4,000 standing and 10,000 seated; there is still a 30-person limit for all indoor gatherings
- In Northern Ireland, outdoor events can host up to 500 people; indoor events may resume on 21 June
image copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionThe BBC Proms are due to go ahead this year
Venues with seating are easier to adapt to social distancing rules. For example, concert halls are holding events where the audience is seated , with spaces between groups of up to six or two households.
Some music festivals – such as Glastonbury – have been cancelled for a second year running,
Others, later in the summer, are planning to go ahead, in the hope that current restrictions will lift by then. Some are likely to be caught out by the four-week delay.
- What are the lockdown rules we still have to live with?
- Lockdown easing in England to be delayed by four weeks
image copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionLatitude Festival in SuffolkCan I go clubbing yet?
No, nightclubs are still closed throughout the UK and the four week delay in England means they will not be opening yet.
Trial events have been taking place – including one in April that brought together 6,000 clubbers in Liverpool.
What are the rules for pubs and restaurants in England?
- Pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants are allowed to serve customers indoors
- Groups of up to six – or two households of any size – are allowed inside
- Groups seated outside may have up to 30 people
- Landlords are expected to make sure all customers over 16 check in with NHS track and trace, or provide contact details
- People still need to order, eat and drink while seated, where alcohol is served
- When not seated – for example being shown to a table, or going to the toilet – customers must wear face coverings
- Social distancing between groups is encouraged
- Capacity is restricted to what is possible with social distancing and table service
Can pubs let fans watch the Euros?
image copyrightGetty ImagesWhat are the rules in Scotland?
Restrictions vary according to region, ranging from level zero to level two.
Level two areas:
- Venues can open until 22:30 indoors, serving food and alcohol in line with local licensing laws
- Customers need to book two-hour slots
- Groups of up to six people from three households are allowed to meet indoors
- Up to eight people from eight separate households are able to meet outdoors
Level one areas:
- Venues can open until 23:00 indoors
- Groups of up to eight people from three households are allowed to meet indoors
- Up to 12 people from 12 separate households are able to meet outdoors
Level zero areas:
- Venue opening hours set by local licensing regulations
- Groups of up to 10 people from three households are allowed to meet indoors
- Up to 15 people from 15 separate households are able to meet outdoors
image copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionUp to eight people from three households can meet indoors in level one areas of ScotlandWhat about Wales?
Up to six people from different households are able to meet indoors at pubs, cafes and restaurants.
People who do not live together, or who are not in bubbles, should remain socially distanced, 2m (6ft) apart.
Business owners are responsible for making their premises as safe as possible:
- Children under 11 or working carers aren't counted
- Licensed premises can offer table service only, with measures to support physical distancing
- Customers are encouraged to pre-book and must provide contact details
What's happening in Northern Ireland?
Indoor hospitality has now reopened. Pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants have to follow rules including:
- Pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants can open indoors and outdoors
- Maximum of six customers per table from up to six households (children aged 12 or under not counted)
- Groups of up to 10 are permitted if everyone belongs to a single household
An indicative date of 21 June (to be reviewed on 17 June) has been set to allow live music at "ambient levels". Dancing is not permitted.
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