BORIS Johnson announced new changes to the UK's coronavirus lockdown on Thursday May 28.
The Prime Minister revealed the five tests for easing the country's lockdown had finally been met, meaning he could ease some of the nation's strict restrictions.
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Boris Johnson has slightly eased some of the UK's lockdown rules.
Here's everything you need to know about the latest lockdown changes in England and when they will come into place.
Groups of 6 can meet in parks and gardens from Monday June 1
Six people will be able to meet in public spaces and gardens from Monday June 1.
Brits from different households must remain 2m apart, however.
Mr Johnson said: "These changes means friends and family will start to meet loved ones," adding it is a "long awaited and joyful moment".
He said people "must stay alert and act responsibly" and warned against too many households meeting in quick succession and that they are still not allowed to be inside homes of friends and families.
Speaking at the Downing Street briefing today, he said: "From Monday we will allow up to six people to meet outside provided those from different households continue strictly to observe social distancing rules - staying two meres apart.
"There is no difference in the health risks, so we will now allow to meet in gardens and other private outdoor spaces.
"These changes mean that friends and family can start to meet their loved ones - perhaps seeing both parents at once or both grandparents at once.
"For many people I know this will be a long awaited and joyful moment."
Schools to reopen from Monday June 1
Boris Johnson has confirmed schools will reopen from Monday June 1 but only for children in reception, year one and year six.
Schools will have to follow strict social distancing measures which will include limiting class sizes to 15 students.
The PM said: "Closing schools has deprived children of their education
"On Monday we will start to put this right in a safe way by starting to opening up nurseries and years one, and six in primary schools."
On June 15, secondary schools will also reopen for years 10 and 12.
Some retail to reopen from Monday June 1
The PM said some retail will be able to open on June 1 including car salesrooms and outdoor markets.
More are expected to be able to follow from June 15, depending on the infection rate.
Mr Johnson said: "On 15 June, we intend to reopen other non-essential retail - but only provided the five tests are still being met and shops have been made Covid secure."
The shops given the go ahead to open their doors from June 15 include fashion shops, betting shops and charity stores.
Gift shops in museums, libraries, retail spaces in theatres, heritage sites and tourism sites will also be ok to open.
Here is the full-list of stores that will be allowed to reopen from June 15:
Betting shops and arcades
Tailors, dress fitters and fashion designers
Retail art galleries
Gift shops and retail spaces in theatres, museums, libraries, heritage sites and tourism sites
Mobile phone stores
Similar types of retail
People will be able to play golf in groups of four and tennis doubles from Monday June 1
As part of the new lockdown rules, four balls will now be allowed along with tennis doubles.
Dentists will reopen from June 8
Boris Johnson announced dentists can reopen from June 8 in England.
Dentists have been closed for all but emergency treatments.
Here's what Boris Johnson has said in recent briefings:
The PM hosted the coronavirus briefing along with Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance.
Johnson announced that outdoor markets and car showrooms would be able to open from June 1.
Mr Johnson said: "Today I want to give the retail sector notice of our intention to reopen shops so they too can get ready."
He added: "From 15 June, we intend to allow all other non-essential retail... to reopen."
He said this will only be permitted for premises that are "Covid-secure".
Mr Johnson said he wanted people to be "confident that they can shop safely".
He said the food retail sector has already responded "fantastically well" and "we will learn lessons from that experience as we allow other retail to open".
He added: "These are careful but deliberate steps on the road to rebuilding our country. And we can only take these steps thanks to what we have so far achieved together."
Boris Johnson hosted the briefing along with Robert Jenrick and Dr Jenny Harries.
Speaking at the daily press conference at Downing Street, the PM reiterated the importance of social distancing.
Mr Johnson also explained that Britain is at the stage where "special steps must be taken" to protect the vulnerable and shield those with serious conditions.
He affirmed: "This will do more than any single measure set out to save lives.
"We have to do more to make sure that the existing measures we are taking are having the effect we want."
Speaking of social distancing, the Prime Minister warned people to keep apart in parks or face "further and tougher measures".
"Please follow the advice and don’t think that fresh air provides immunity," Mr Johnson added.
"You need to stay two metres apart and practice social distancing.
"Take this advice seriously and follow it, it’s absolutely crucial.
"We will bring forward further measures if this is necessary."
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The Prime Minister discussed his lockdown easing plan saying that the R value was important in the battle to ease restrictions.
He also said that those who could not work from home should go back to work where possible.
He said: "Those who cannot work from home should now speak to their employer about going back to work."
Mr Johnson told the public they could see people outside their households while still social distancing, a first since lockdown was imposed on Brits on March 23.