Pubs have reopened and social distancing rules relaxed as the Isle of Man becomes the first place in the UK to ease coronavirus restrictions.
The guidelines were revised on Monday with the island’s government removing the legal need for people to stay two metres apart.
Up to 30 people are now allowed to gather in outdoor environments, while people can invite up to two people into their homes from one other household, reports MirrorOnline.
Social distancing policies will still operate in health and care settings, but government chiefs on the island said the economy would be boosted by easing of the guidelines.
Businesses will no longer be legally required to take steps in relation to social distancing, such as encouraging employees to work from home, or limiting the number of customers in shops.
Gyms can now reopen with some adjustments, hotels can open their doors, while the island’s nurseries and playgroups were allowed to accept all children from Monday.
Restaurants and cafes will be able to open for indoor dining, subject to some safeguards.