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Groups of up to six people can meet in outdoor spaces from Monday 1 June

From Monday 1 June, groups of up to six people will be able to meet in public spaces and other outdoor private spaces, such as gardens.

The Prime Minister announced the further measures in the easing of England's coronavirus lockdown rules, during the latest government briefing.

Explaining that the five tests for lifting the lockdown has been met, Mr Johnson set out his plan to allow groups of people to meet.

"These changes means friends and family will start to meet loved ones," he said.

However, those from different households will need to maintain the two metre distance rule.

Mr Johnson also stated that people should not be gathering in the homes of friends and families and those who have been shielding have been instructed to continue.

"It remains the case that people should not be inside the homes of their friends and families, unless it is to access the garden. I should add that, at this stage, I am afraid that those who have been asked to shield themselves should continue to do so," he said.

During the daily briefing, Mr Johnson confirmed that primary schools will be opening on Monday 1 June. Secondary schools will open a fortnight later on Monday 15 June "to provide some faces to face contact time" for years 10 and 12.

Dr Mark Porter says the rule change means you can meet with six people in total and only from two households.

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