The 17-day lockdown is replaced with new nationwide regulations –
set out in detail here. Businesses forced to close – the likes of pubs, gyms and non-essential shops – can reopen, and two families can once again form a bubble. Travel is also permitted anywhere in the country. Ministers say it’ll be another fortnight before the full impact of the firebreak is known and they’re warning people not to get carried away with their new-found freedom. Read more on the economic and emotional toll the firebreak has taken.