The first day of the latest coronavirus rule change on Monday, March 29.

12 pictures from South Shields' Sandhaven Beach as loved ones reunite on first day of roadmap rule change

Monday, March 29 marked another key date in the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown with family and friends permitted to meet up outdoors under the rule of six, or as part of two households.

Shields Gazette photographer Stu Norton headed out to Sandhaven Beach on Monday to meet some of you as you reunited with loved ones for the first time in weeks as parts of England’s current Covid restrictions were relaxed. Here are 12 pictures taken while out and about – thank you to everyone who stopped to say hello!

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