TONIGHT the Prime Minister laid out his roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions in England. 

The first stage of lifting the restrictions will begin in March.

The aim is to have lifted all restrictions by June 21 at the earliest.

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For these restrictions to be lifted, certain conditions have to be met, including the vaccine rollout.

Here we answer your key questions about the roadmap out of lockdown:

When will I be able to hug a loved one?

The Prime Minister was asked this question this evening at his Downing Street press conference.​

While there was no definitive answer, the PM's chief scientific advisor, said that by vaccinating everyone it is hoped that all lockdown restrictions will be gone.

He did add, however, that masks and other virus-control measures may need to be put in place in the winter months.

From March 29, however, six people or two households will be able to meet outdoors. This includes in people's private gardens.

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When will the pubs reopen?

Should all go to plan, pubs, and restaurants will be able to open for outside serving from April 12.

If cases and hospitalisation rates remain low, indoor hospitality, including businesses such as hotels, will be able to open on May 17.

From June 21, all legal limits on social contact can be removed. 

It is hoped nightclubs will be able to open from then.

When can I travel outside my local area?

Travel outside your local area will be permitted from March 29.

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When can I finally get a haircut?

If everything goes to plan hairdressers will be able to reopen on April 12.

When will I be able to go to the gym?

April 12 is the initial date for reopening gyms and other indoor exercises. 

When will non-essential retail open again?

Non-essential shops will be able to reopen from April 12.