The Government has announced that it expects to permit indoor meetings of up to six people in England from Monday 17 May ‘at the earliest’, though the date may change depending on how far the data departs from current predictions. The detail of the restrictions that will remain in place from 17 May (or any substitute date), has also not yet been finalised.
When Masonic meetings become lawful again in England, those Lodges wishing to meet may do so provided that they comply with any applicable Government guidance. The same principle applies in Wales, which appears to be on a broadly similar legislative path.
Throughout the pandemic UGLE has emphasised that, while Lodges are free to meet when it is lawful, there must be no pressure placed on any Brother to attend a Lodge meeting.