UK PM Boris Johnson has said there is a "good chance" the one-metre plus social distancing rule can be scrapped from 21 June.
"I think we've got a good chance, a good chance, of being able to dispense with one-metre plus," Johnson said, reports the Sky News.
He stressed the move would be "dependent on the data" and "we can't say it categorically yet", but added: "That's what it feels like to me right now."
Under the government's roadmap for easing Covid-19 restrictions, 21 June is the date on which all legal limits on social contact are set to be removed.
But there have been suggestions that some separate measures - like social distancing and mask wearing - could continue beyond that point.
The government's roadmap for relaxing coronavirus rules acknowledges that social distancing is "difficult and damaging for businesses and, as a result, it is important to return to as near to normal as quickly as possible".