Groups of two can now meet together - here's nine Northamptonshire beauty spots perfect for strolls and picnics from this week
This week coronavirus restrictions have started to ease in England - meaning two pals can grab a coffee or picnic together outdoors.
From March 8, lockdown rules have started to become more relaxed, which has seen pupils return to the classroom for the first time in two months, face to face university education kickstart again and two people from seperate households can now meet up socially.
It comes as Boris Johnson announced the four step ‘road map’ out of lockdown last month.
From Monday, March 8, rules have been eased so that a group of two people can now legally meet outside socially, for exercise or recreational activity.
The Government guidelines go on to make clear that this means two friends can sit down for a drink or picnic - or exercise together, which is already permitted.
Those who are part of a support bubble, and those who live in a household, can also spend time in outdoor public spaces together. But it is still illegal to meet indoors.
From March 29 the rules will be slightly more relaxed - meaning groups of six will be able to meet up together outdoors, while indoor socialising will still be strictly banned.
And, around Northampton there are some stunning beauty spots that we are so lucky to live closeby to, including large green spaces and waterside walks.
We've chosen some of the most popular walking spots near Northampton, which might take your fancy over the coming weeks.