On 29th March the "stay at home" rule will end and Norfolk Police have released a statement on the new guidelines on socialising and social distancing which will come into place from then.
Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Julie Wvendth said:
“Monday sees the most the most significant easing of lockdown rules since these latest measures were introduced in January to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
“We know the last 12 months has been challenging for our communities, particularly during this third lockdown. We absolutely recognise the sacrifices made by people during this difficult and testing time and our communities have done a great job in adhering to the rules.
“Rules around social contact will ease from Monday, meaning gatherings of either six people or two households can take place outside, which includes private gardens.
“The ‘stay at home’ rule also ends on Monday however many other restrictions will remain in place and we would ask people be sensible and responsible in their approach to these changes.
“People should continue to work from home where they can and minimise the number of overall journeys they make, avoiding busy travel times and routes wherever possible.
“After living under strict measures for almost three months, the impeding easing of restrictions will of course come as a relief to many with people able to travel a little further and get outside a bit more. However, we must equally acknowledge there will be people who remain fearful about areas in our county being swamped with visitors at a time when social distancing remains vital in helping to prevent the spread of this virus.
“The best way of protecting ourselves and others is to be sensible and cautious. If we all continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines, then as a county we will have the best chance of keeping infection rates and deaths low.
“With lockdown rules easing, our policing approach will also adapt to reflect these changes. Our approach will continue to the follow the 4Es, with officers engaging, explaining and encouraging adherence in the first instance, with enforcement used as a last resort.”