LATER this month the Government's 'Stay Home' message is to be dropped as more restrictions are set to be eased - but what will change in Bradford?

From March 29, the second part of Step One of the roadmap comes into force, with certain restrictions which have been in place since the start of January changing.

One of these rules is the 'Stay Home' message changing to become 'Stay Local.'

The rules, which will apply across all of England, will see certain restrictions on travelling, socialising and some events lifted.

This is all set to take place, provided the UK continues to meet the four main tests set out in the Prime Minister Boris Johnson's roadmap last month.

We've put together a list of what is changing and what you will be allowed, and not allowed to do as the rules are further relaxed in time for Easter.

Who will I be allowed to meet and where?

Currently, you are permitted to meet up with one person from another household in any outdoor public space for recreation as well as exercise.

Those rules were relaxed on March 8, when the first part of Step One came into force.

From March 29 will see the return of the rule-of-six and more freedom to meet people - but as long as it remains outdoors and socially distanced.

From this date, you will be allowed to meet up to six people (or two households) in any outdoor place, including in private gardens.

The move follows on from evidence which shows it is still safer for people to meet outdoors than indoors due to the airborne nature of Covid-19.

Will I be able to travel out of Bradford?

Currently the 'Stay at Home' message means you are not permitted to leave your home apart from for exercise, essential shopping, to care for a loved one in your social bubble, or for work, medical or education purposes.

But from March 29, this guidance will change and restrictions on why you can leave your home will no longer apply, with ‘Stay Local’ coming into force.

It means home working should continue and people should not be travelling long distanced except absolutely essential.

The Government’s rules don’t give any clear indication of what ‘local’ actually means and no rules on how far people can travel, the Home Secretary Priti Patel has previously said police officers would not "hesitate" to take action against cases where people clearly breaking the rules.

What about going on holiday?

The ban on non-essential international travel will continue to apply beyond March 29, with the Government expected to review when global travel will resume on April 12 when Step Two of lockdown comes into force.

A Government spokesperson said: "Travel abroad will continue to be prohibited, other than for a small number of permitted reasons.

"Holidays abroad will not be allowed, given it will remain important to manage the risk of imported variants and protect the vaccination programme.

"The government has launched a new taskforce to review global travel which will report on 12 April.”

Many countries have begun to announce they are opening again for UK holidaymakers soon, while some never closed, but the ban on leaving the UK remains in place for now.

Outdoor sport is back

From March 29, outdoor sports facilities can reopen. This means the long-awaited return of golf, football, tennis, basketball and open-air swimming pools.

Formally organised team sport can resume as well at both adult and junior levels, meaning many local clubs, some of which have not opened for 12 months, can finally resume.

However, indoor sports, gyms and other indoor leisure remains closed until mid-April.

How likely is this all to happen?

When the PM Boris Johnson announced the roadmap out of the third national lockdown, he said that easing of rules would be done in stages.

He provided the dates in which rules would be relaxed at the earliest as he said it depended on the country meeting four tests.

Those are the Covid vaccine roll-out, the vaccine's effectiveness on reducing hospitalisations and deaths, infection rates and whether they are likely to surge which would put unsustainable pressure on the NHS, and emerging variants of the virus.

Currently, there has been no suggestion that the further easing of lockdown measures will not go ahead as planned.