A DATE has been set when stores at Cheshire Oaks are likely to reopen.

Bosses at the designer outlet said in line with the latest government announcement shops plan to open their doors on Monday April 12.

A statement posted on their website read: "This is subject to further Government confirmation.

"We will be updating this website regularly, so please check for further information before planning your visit.

"We are looking forward to welcoming you back. Until then, stay safe and stay connected."

Here is a recap on what is still come in Boris Johnson's road map out of covid restrictions:

* The rule of six will be introduced outdoors and in gardens at the end of March.

* At least five weeks after step one and no earlier than April 12, non-essential retail, personal care premises – such as hairdressers and nail salons – libraries and museums will be permitted to reopen.

* Meanwhile, up to six people or a larger group from up to two households will be permitted to meet indoors, but this is subject to review.

* In step three, which will be no earlier than May 17 and at least five weeks after the second step, the Government will further ease limits on social contact.

* Pubs and restaurants would be able to open under step 3.

* The last step will be no earlier than June 21 – and at least five weeks after the third step – when it is hoped that all legal limits on social contact will be removed.

* It is also hoped that the final closed sectors of the economy, such as nightclubs, could be allowed to reopen, while restrictions on large events could also be eased.