The Easter bank holiday weekend is finally upon us, although you’d be forgiven for not noticing, what with the schools’ closure and UK lockdown, which is now nearing the end of its third week.

While most of the country are following the government’s orders not to embark on an Easter getaway, or spend times with loved ones, a small minority have opted to travel to tourist hotspots around the country.

For the vast majority, this weekend will be spent like most others, as they stay at home and only leave the house for essential purposes, like grocery shopping.

Is Good Friday a bank holiday?

Yes, today, Good Friday, is indeed a bank holiday, although check with your employer that bank holidays are included as part of your statutory leave before you clock off for the day.



Monday is also a bank holiday for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Once Easter Monday is over, England, Wales and Scotland have five more bank holidays in 2020, while Northern Ireland has six.

These totals include Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Remaining UK bank holidays in 2020

The next bank holiday, after the Easter weekend, falls on Friday 8 May, although whether or not lockdown will be lifted remains to be seen.

Here are the full bank holidays remaining in 2020:

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