Outdoor gyms, swimming pools, tennis and basketball courts and golf courses are among the businesses to welcome back customers as the second part of Boris Johnson’s roadmap.
Water sports venues, climbing walls, archery venues and driving and shooting ranges will also be able to reopen outside.
People will be allowed to mingle outside in groups of six or with members of up to two households after three months of strict rules drove down Covid cases.
The ‘stay at home’ order is also due to lift on March 29th, meaning the threat of being fined for being out of the home for a ‘non-essential reason’ will end.
Businesses that run indoor sports facilities will remain closed until April 12, while non-essential shops and pub gardens are also set to welcome back customers next month.
It comes as MPs vote in favour of extending emergency Covid laws until the autumn – despite some naming them ‘excessive and disproportionate’.
What will reopen on Monday?
Sports courts (such as tennis and basketball courts)
Golf courses, including mini golf
Water sports venues
Driving and shooting ranges
Riding arenas at riding centres
Formally organised outdoor sport
Businesses eligible to host childcare and supervised activities for children will now be able to host all outdoor children’s activities, and outdoor parent-and child groups for up to 15 people (not counting those aged under five)
The Coronavirus Act gives the Government the power to shut down venues and restrict people from travelling as part of the nationwide effort to control the pandemic.
The ‘exceptional powers’ passed through the Commons again with 484 votes to 76, as Health Secretary Matt Hancock once again vowed to only use them ‘if necessary’.
Nearly 29 million people have received a first dose of a Covid vaccine, while more than 2.7 million have been given a second dose.