Lockdown restrictions from England have eased today (April 12), and there's good news for those who've been desperate for a minibreak as staycations are back on the cards.

That's because you can now go on overnight stays in self-contained accommodation such as holiday parks, campsites and self-catered holiday cottages - and with some outdoor attractions able to reopen such as zoos and theme parks, there's plenty to make a fun-filled break of it!

However, that's not to say all holidays are back on the cards - some accommodation such as hotels remain closed, and we're still waiting on confirmation as to when exactly foreign holidays will resume.

So, what breaks can you go on - and which ones are still off the cards?

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Holiday planning starts now

For residents in England and Wales, you can go on an overnight stay with members of your own household/support bubble, provided it's in self-contained accommodation with no shared indoor facilities. That means a number of holiday parks have reopened, as well as campsites and plenty of holiday cottages.

Meanwhile, Wales has lifted travel restrictions in/out of the country from the Common Travel Area, meaning English holidaymakers can head to Wales for a holiday.

It is worth noting that some lockdown rules in Wales are slightly different to those in England - for example outdoor hospitality will not open until April 26, unlike in England where these establishments reopened from today.

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As for the holidays you can't go on yet ?

Well for a start, overnight stays away from home continue to be banned in Scotland and Northern Ireland (in Scotland, these restrictions are expected to be eased from April 26).

Meanwhile, across the UK hotels and other holiday accommodation with shared facilities continue to remain closed to holidaymakers. Wales hasn't confirmed a reopening date for these, but in England they're due to open from May 17 as part of the next phase of the lockdown roadmap.

Those hoping to head abroad for the summer will need to wait a little longer.

It currently remains illegal to travel abroad for non-essential reasons (such as a holiday). The UK government has said that holidays will resume for summer, with the earliest date for the restart being May 17 although this could still be pushed back.

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You'll need to wait a while longer for updates on foreign holidays

When travel does resume it will be on a 'traffic light' system with countries placed on a green, amber or red list which will determine factors such as whether you need to quarantine on your return to the UK, and any extra PCR tests you'll need to take.

Of course while you can't go on holidays abroad yet, bookings are open in most firms based on travel for the summer holidays. There's no confirmation yet as to which countries will feature on the green list - although there are some possible contenders - so if you choose to book now, you do so at your own risk.

If you are keen to lock in a deal you spot, we've got a guide on what you need to know before booking, including the extra costs that are currently expected such as PCR tests.