Pints indoors and holidays in the sun will be allowed from Monday as Britain takes another step on the road to normality.

PM Boris Johnson confirmed on Monday that Step Three of his roadmap out of lockdown would go ahead on May 17.

The announcement came on the same day it emerged that no Covid deaths had been recorded in England during the past 24 hours.

The successful vaccine rollout, coupled with the ongoing lockdown, has helped keep virus rates low meaning more restrictions will be eased.

But can - and can't you do - from May 17?

Enjoy a pint inside a pub.

A big one this, one that many have spent months waiting for.

But the decision to move onto Stage Three means indoor hospitality can resume from Monday - albeit with some familiar restrictions.

It will look a lot like last summer - table service isn't going anywhere yet - but it will be a welcome boost for the hospitality sector which has been crippled by over a year of restrictions.

It will also mean restaurants can serve meals inside - meaning they will no longer have to just offer a takeaway.

Hugging a loved one

It will be an emotional moment millions have waited well over a year for.

But from Monday, the Government's guidance will be updated on close personal contact - or, as it is better known, hugging.

Children can at last give gran - who will now likely be vaccinated - a big hug.

It is a huge milestone in Britain's fight against the virus. However, the PM has said people should still be sensible given that hugging is one of the biggest drivers of the virus.

"I must ask you to continue following social distancing, whenever not with friends or family," added the PM at Monday's press conference.

Take your children to the soft play or the pictures

For so many parents, the last year has been a struggle - not least because there has been so little to do.

A queue at Newcastle Odeon, Pilgrim Street, 2001
A queue at Newcastle Odeon, Pilgrim Street, 2001

However, come Monday, things should get a bit easier. Loads of family favourites - such as a trip to the soft play or an afternoon at the cinema, museum or theatre - will be back on the cards as more businesses are allowed to reopen.

Have your friends around

In the North East, we have not legally been allowed guests around our homes since the Christmas break.

Well, not unless they have fancied spending a wet afternoon sitting in your garden.

However, come Monday, that all changes. You can legally have up to six people inside.

Social distancing is still being urged. However, that also means you can spend a night at your pal's house - and even sleep over.

A holiday in the Sun - but not everywhere.

It has been one of the major talking points as we leave lockdown.

However, from Monday, some trips abroad will be permitted - but to just a handful of countries.

Favourites like Portugal are on the Government's 'green' list - but the likes of Spain and France didn't make the cut.

Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal

The Government will review the list every three weeks. However, there are just a dozen countries you can legally visit for pleasure - and some, like New Zealand, aren't really taking visitors at the minute.

The green list destinations are:

So what can't you do yet?

There's not much.

There are still limits on gatherings, both indoor and out. For example, 52,000 fans at St James' Park isn't allowed just yet.

Neither is a trip to a nightclub. Both of those are under review for Stage Four of the roadmap, although restrictions could all end on June 21.