LOCKDOWN restrictions in England are set to be relaxed further next week as the nation takes a further step out of lockdown.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the move to the second step of the road map was “fully justified by the data”.

From Monday, April 12, non-essential shops, hairdressers, nail salons, libraries and outdoor hospitality venues such as beer gardens will be allowed to reopen across England.

Care home residents will also be allowed a second regular indoor visitor with infants and children not counted as one of the two – meaning care home residents in England will be allowed to see small bubbles of loved ones for the first time in months.

Most outdoor attractions such as zoos and theme parks can reopen, although wider social distancing rules will still apply to prevent indoor mixing between different households.

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Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms and swimming pools will also be opened, but for use by people on their own or in household groups.

Overnight stays away from home in England will be permitted and self-contained accommodation can also reopen, but these must only be used by members of the same household or support bubble, the Government said.

With this in mind, please tell us the best thing about Monday’s lockdown easing. Is it that you can finally get your lockdown hair trimmed? Are you savouring a drink at your favourite local?

Are you excited to visit your favourite shops or looking to lose those lockdown pounds at the gym?

Or is it just to see your family or have a staycation?

You can have your say with the comments below or selection an option with our poll, which can be found below.