In pictures: England eases lockdown rules

New rules in England will now allow people to spend more time outside and see some returning to work for the first time since the lockdown began.

Here are a few scenes from across the country.

Golfers at Allerton Manor

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Golfers were out early at Allerton Manor course, in Liverpool, after the lifting of lockdown restrictions on some leisure activities, which also include tennis, water sports and angling.

At Filton Golf Club two golfers spray their hands

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At Filton Golf Club, two golfers spray their hands before heading out on to the course.

The M56 motorway near Manchester

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The M56 motorway near Manchester saw an increase in traffic but seemed to be flowing well.

Fishermen

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Two fishermen on the beach at Minehead, Somerset.

Playing football

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Elsewhere on the beach, two men play football.

Boarding a train at Canning Town

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In London, people were advised to wear masks on the underground. Here, a man prepares to board a train at Canning Town station.

On a tube train in London

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People sit apart on the Tube, as they try to keep their distance.

A delivery arrives at a branch of McDonald's at Boreham

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A delivery arrives at McDonald’s in Boreham, near Chelmsford, Essex, one of 15 of the restaurant chain’s locations reopening for delivery meals.

Traffic builds up during rush hour on the North Circular Road in London

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Traffic builds up during rush hour on the North Circular Road, in London.

Jordan Thomas training

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Team GB’s Jordan Thomas practises karate outside his flat, in Manchester.

Capital Gardens' Sherfield on Loddon Garden Centre near Basingstoke

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Garden centres in England were also allowed to open on Wednesday.

A member of staff waters the plants

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At this garden centre near Basingstoke, the staff cover their faces with masks or scarves.

A hand sanitizing station inside Capital Gardens' Sherfield near Basingstoke

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A hand-sanitising station is available for customers.

A man takes a stroll at Fistral beach in Newquay, Cornwall

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A man takes a stroll at Fistral beach, in Newquay, Cornwall.

Rob Underhill sits outside his beach hut on Bournemouth beach, Dorset

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Rob Underhill sits outside his beach hut on Bournemouth beach, Dorset.

People in a park in Leicester

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People gather in a park in Leicester.

Queue at a recycling centre

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There were long queues at a recycling centre in Sidcup, Kent.

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