Britons could be allowed to reunite with loved ones using "bubble" arrangements under proposals to ease the lockdown.
Ministers are looking at ways of letting people meet up with friends and family when lockdown restrictions are eventually eased.
Under the arrangements, people will be able choose a small number of friends and family to mix with, outdoors for the time being, and will be under strict orders not to mix with anybody else.
People could also be allowed to leave their homes more often and for longer periods of time.
The proposals are being considered by the government to introduce a "new normal" to the way Britain operates socially.