The Prime Minister has laid out his road map to getting restrictions lifted, now that we've seen positive results from the vaccine rollout.
The first step will be in March with schools returning on the 8th, along with being able to visit relatives in care homes and to meet with a friend outdoors.
On the 29th of March - ahead of the Easter holidays - social restrictions will be lifted outdoors and groups of up to 6 will be able to meet again. Outdoor sports will resume and the 'stay at home' instruction will end.
The very fullest details are here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/.../COVID-19...
Further changes beyond March are scheduled each month, with a view to ending all restrictions in June if all goes well. This is subject to the health situation remaining stable, and it will be assessed each month against these four criteria