Brits are set to be able to see their family again next month as lockdown rules are relaxed to allow garden parties and barbecues to take place.
The Government is drawing up plans which will allow small social gatherings to take place outdoors from the end of June, the Telegraph reports.
Boris Johnson unveiled the plans during a cabinet meeting on Monday, but there will still be strict conditions about the sort of gathering people will be allowed to hold and who could attend.
The plans about social gatherings could form part of a wide policy that would allow people to mix outdoors in 'social bubbles' of up to 10 people.
The Government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) is believed to have advised ministers that the risk of coronavirus infection is far less likely outdoors than indoors.
The latest proposals come after Mr Johnson outlined plans for Britain to emerge from lockdown starting on Monday, June 1.
Thousands of high street shops, department stores and shopping centres across England are set to reopen next month once they are " Covid-19 secure" and can demonstrate that customers will be kept safe.
Mr Johnson has said outdoor markets and car showrooms will be allowed to reopen from June 1 if they can meet the guidelines to protect shoppers and workers.
Other non-essential retail stores, including those selling clothes and books, will be able to reopen from June 15.
The PM said: "There are careful but deliberate steps on the road to rebuilding our country.
"We will set out our formal assessment of the five tests that we set for adjusting the lockdown later this week as part of the three-weekly review we are legally required to undertake by Thursday."
The Government’s 50-page roadmap for ending lockdown has suggested that people will be able to name another household that they can socialise with.
The document states that the change would "allow those who are isolated some more social contact, and to reduce the most harmful effects of the current social restrictions, while continuing to limit the risk of chains of transmission."