Friday, 14 May 2021

11 changes on Monday that families can enjoy!

 Hey readers,

It is lovely to see things slowly reopen and with more restrictions relaxed from Monday (17th May) there so many good things to look forward to for the family.

11 changes on Monday that families can enjoy!

1. Eat indoors.

The good news is you can on Monday eat indoors which is a relief with this awful weather we are experiencing. You can enjoy a meal in the warm...bliss. However, you will have to remain at your table as it is only table service allowed albeit you are allowed to go to the bathroom. 

2. Soft play areas,

Finally, the good news of parents with young children have all been waited for is that soft play areas are opening which is great for doing something different than just going to the park. You will have to book in advance and adults have to wear a mask. 

3. Cinemas. 

If you like watching films on the big screen the good news is cinemas are being reopened. You do have to wear a fash mask whilst watching a film unless you are eating or drinking. 

4. Indoor entertainment.

Places like theatres, indoor aquariums, bowling alleys, ice rings, model villages, and amusement centers will all open on Monday meaning more things to look forward to doing with the family.  

5. Hugging is allowed.

If you have missed hugging a friend or family member then this news is for you as from Monday you get some physical contact and give hugs again. 

6. Sleepovers. 

Sleepovers can happen now and if you want your child to stay over at your grandparents it is now doable. Also, your child can have friends over for a sleepover. 

7. Gatherings of up to 30 people. 

You can meet friends and family at the park, gardens, or other outdoor locations and the limit of people is 30. You can have a family party or go on a day out as a family of four and go with other groups that make up 30 people. 

8. Indoor play dates.

What this means is that you can gather inside someone else's home with a limit of 6 people or groups of people from a maximum of 2 households. 

This means you can have your child's friend visit or have a meal with the family in your own home with knowing that it doesn't matter if it is pouring down with rain but know that your safety as you in the dry with no worries. 

9. Kids parties.

As mentioned before with the rule of gatherings of 30 people, this too can apply to children's parties. So you can have that party outdoors or have people over to the maximum of 6 people to celebrate at home. 

10. School masks.

If you have a secondary school child on Monday they do not need to wear a mask in the classroom or communal areas as they are ditched. 

11. Holidays.

Indoor hospitality will reopen on Monday which means you can take your family on holiday if you so wish. You can book hotels, cottages, self-catering, caravan or lodge on Monday can be done. 

Holiday abroad is also allowed on Monday though it will have to be on the green list. These countries include:

- Portugal. 

- Israel.

- Singapore.


- New Zealand.

- Brunei.

- Iceland.

- Gibraltar. 

- Falkland Islands.

- Faroe Islands. 

- |South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

- St Helena, Tristan de Cunha, Ascension Island. 

Although these countries above have been approved some countries still have their borders closed so make sure you research before booking a place. 

What are you looking forward to on Monday that is being opening up? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below. 

Cheers for reading X


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  1. A helpful reminder - We have really missed the cinema over the last year and I am looking forward to a drink in my local with a cost on! #KCACOLS

  2. Life is slowly but surely returning to normal! So grateful!

  3. Oh it brings us some hope doesn't it?! I'm looking forward to using my National Trust membership again. x

  4. We've had a lot of freedom in daily life but borders still closed and will be til next year. Though we can go to NZ jealous of your long list! #MischiefandMemories

  5. I can’t wait until museums reopen! #KCACOLS

  6. This is really clear, thanks :) I hadn't actually realised quite how many changes there were. I'm having to isolate this week, haha typical!! #KCACOLS

  7. Thank you for this, a great round up as to what is opening up again. #KCACOLS

  8. Oh wow, this really is super clear now. Thank you :-) I hadn't quite realised how much we can do. Hooray! I'm so excited to be able to finally go inside to visit and eat. Yay! Thank you for joining us for #mischiefandmemories x

  9. nice to have finally turned the corner. Here we have just gotten rid of the mask mandate for anybody that has gotten the shot. Its nice to see faces again #KCACOLS

  10. We have been over to my parents' for a meal and the children stayed over last year: it was wonderful! Thanks for linking up with #MischiefAndMemories

  11. Not sure how I feel about the soft play one - I can live without that!! #mischiefandmemories

  12. It's been so wonderful to have some extra freedoms this week. We have been to a museum and an aquarium, and eaten indoors. Who knew these would be such special experiences! #KCACOLS

  13. I haven't done any of these yet but, I will be making the most of the restrictions easing during the half term holidays xx #KCACOLS