England will take another step towards normality this weekend as the latest easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions takes place.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will rubber-stamp the changes as a whole host of services which have been closed for months are set to reopen on Saturday.

More beauty treatments will be allowed and bowling alleys and casinos will also start trading.

Theatres will also start hosting performances to small socially distanced audiences if they are indoors.

And the latest changes will boost couples hoping to have a somewhat normal wedding too.

The Government will allow wedding receptions of up to 30 guests.

Meanwhile, a bigger fine up to £3,200 has been introduced for people failing to wear a mask in places where it is mandatory such as shops.

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Socially distanced audiences will be the new normal

And quarantine measures have been put in place for Brits returning from France, Malta and the Netherlands.

The latest lockdown easing will start from Saturday.

Lockdown changes tomorrow:

  • Indoor theatre, music and performance venues can reopen to socially distanced audiences
  • Weddings will be permitted to have a small reception with 30 guests if it’s a sit down meal
  • Casinos, bowling alleys, ice skating rinks and children’s soft play centres can open
  • Beauticians can finally start performing more services such as facials, eyebrow threading and eyelash treatments
  • Spas will be allowed to resume offering services
  • Staff offering so close contact services such as eyebrow treatments will be told to wear a mask and a visor to strengthen their protection

And in another major development, the Government said trials will be carried out to get sport fans back into stadiums.

Spectators will be allowed into the Crucible Theatre this weekend to watch the World Snooker Championship as a test run.

And pilots will take place at conference centres for business events.

Spectators will be able to watch sport again

But some environments remain closed.

Nightclubs and dance halls are still a no-go zone, and sexual entertainment venues and "hostess bars" are still closed.

Mr Johnson said: “Most people in this country are following the rules and doing their bit to control the virus, but we must remain focused and we cannot be complacent.

“That is why we are strengthening the enforcement powers available to use against those who repeatedly flout the rules.

“At every stage I have said our plan to reopen society and the economy is conditional and that it relies on continued progress against the virus.

The PM said the changes can be reversed

“Today, we are able to announce some further changes which will allow more people to return to work and the public to get back to more of the things they have missed.

“However, as I have always said, we will not hesitate to put on the brakes if required, or to continue to implement local measures to help to control the spread of the virus.

"The rules around face coverings remain the same, and with a harsher fine for people caught without one.”

And there was a hike for fines for not wearing masks.

Coverings still must be worn in enclosed public space in England, including shops, supermarkets, shopping centres and banks.

Airports and railway stations are also covered by the rule.

Flouters now face a fine of up to £3,200 for repeat offences.

And new fines are to be introduced for people hosting raves or other unlawful gatherings of more than 30 people.