THE Government's 'stay at home' message will change to 'stay local' as coronavirus restrictions are eased at the end of March - but what does this mean?

From March 29, some restrictions that have been in place for nearly three months will change as Wiltshire and the rest of England comes out of lockdown.

'Stay local' is expected to be the new message from this date before the Easter bank holiday weekend on April 3-4.

Under Boris Johnson's four-step plan, on March 29 people will be allowed to meet outdoors in groups of six - or as two households if that number exceeds six.

We've put together a list of what is changing and what you can and can't do as the rules are further relaxed in time for Easter.

Will we be allowed to celebrate Easter with our family and friends?

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Beautiful young parents and their children are looking at camera and smiling, on gray wall background.

Yes, providing the UK meets the four main tests laid out in the Prime Minister's roadmap last month.

Easter celebrations should be on the cards for families, but this will be limited to the 'rule of six' - or two households, whichever is greater.

This includes private gardens.

This means you'll be able to get together with your loved ones in time for Easter.

If you fancy meeting up with your friends for some exercise, outdoor sports facilities, such as tennis and basketball courts and golf courses, will be allowed to reopen.

Footy fans will be pleased to hear grassroots football will be able to resume.

Do we have to socially distance and can we hug?

Two little girls walk through a field of daffodiles with a woman and a basket of easter eggs..

Two little girls walk through a field of daffodiles with a woman and a basket of easter eggs..

As it stands, you won't be able to hug your grandparents just yet, because social distancing rules will still be in force at this stage.

If you can't stay 2m away, you can stay '1m plus' apart - the 'plus' means doing something else to limit exposure where possible, like wearing a face covering.

However, the roadmap out of lockdown states people who are eligible to form a support bubble can still do this, "enabling close contact for many of those in most need of support and will continue to be counted as part of the same household".

The Government document stresses it is critical, while the majority of the population is unprotected by vaccines, that people continue to follow the rules.

Can we travel out of the county to visit loved ones?

We are still waiting for clarification from central Government regarding their 'stay local' message and what constitutes as 'local'.

However, the Government website states that people should continue to work from home where they can and minimise the number of journeys they make where possible, avoiding travel at the busiest times and routes.

The current guidelines state that when meeting another person this should be done locally wherever possible, but you can travel a short distance within your area to do so if necessary.

Can people visit from outside of Wiltshire?

Wiltshire Police revealed they won't be "pre-empting any changes to the lockdown restrictions" and will wait until the Government has reviewed the situation.

The force added they will wait until the Government has "outlined exactly what the changes will be and what they will mean for travel".

According to the Government's rules, the public should "continue to minimise travel wherever possible, and should not be staying away from home overnight at this stage".

Can I book a holiday abroad for Easter?

Don't start packing your bags just yet, because the rules state travelling abroad for holidays will not be allowed for most of us at Easter time.

The roadmap out of lockdown states since March 8 "outbound travellers are legally obliged to provide their reason for travel on the Declaration to Travel form".

However, the Government will review if international travel will get the green light by May 17 at the earliest.

This will hinge on various factors, such as any new variants and the speed of the vaccine rollout in the UK and abroad.