Shops, pub gardens, hairdressers, and gyms across the region have re-opened today in the latest easing of restrictions.
At the Arndale Centre in Manchester, police were called in to control the crowds that had gathered around the entrance.
At the Trafford Centre, there were big queues for Primark from 7 am and shoppers gathered for the closing-down sale at Debenhams, hoping to get a bargain.
Meanwhile there were the scenes outside Liverpool's Primark on Church Street:
Chris Joyce runs the Cheshire Tap pub in Altrincham and is looking forward to welcoming customers back
Meanwhile, hairdressers, barbers, and beauty salons have also welcomed back customers for the first time in months.
Staff are expecting a busy few weeks - with back-to-back appointments:
Theme parks, zoos, and holiday resorts are all open too.
At Blackpool Pleasure Beach staff say they expect around 2 and a half thousand visitors there today.
As Step Two of the roadmap out of lockdown continues extra police offices will patrol the region to ensure people are social distancing.
Video report by Kate Hemmingway.
Merseyside Police have also taken to social media to urge people to still stick to the rules, pointing out that outdoor gatherings are still limited to six people or two households.
More than 100 students queued for just 20 tables at one beer garden as bright sunshine greeted the reopening of pubs in Manchester.Many punters were forced to wait outside The Friendship Inn in Fallowfield as it filled up quickly after opening at midday on Monday.