WITH Mother’s Day fast approaching, it is understandable that many want to make plans to see their loved ones.

Most coronavirus restrictions are still in place and Mothering Sunday this year will be like no other.

But with the start of some lockdown easing beginning on Monday, what do the rules now allow? 

Here is everything you need to know about Mother's Day 2021.

When is Mother’s Day?

This year Mother’s Day in the UK is on Sunday, March 14.

The day always falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent, which helps explain why the dates aren’t always the same.

Can I see my mum on Mother’s Day?

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Indoor socialising is not permitted however, you are allowed to have a picnic outdoors, or drink a coffee on a park bench with one other person from outside of your house.

This means children can meet their mothers on for a stroll in a park or a catch up over a sandwich if the weather holds out.

Restaurants, pubs and non-essential shops will remain shut with the “stay at home” message still in place.

Can I hug my mum on Mother’s Day?

Unfortunately, no, you must still maintain social distancing from those who don’t live in your household.

That means keeping at a distancing and avoiding touching.

What if my mum is in a care home?

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If your mother is in a nursing home, you could be allowed to hold hands.

Care homes are now allowing residents to nominate one friend or family member that can enter the home and hold their hand.

Visitors will be required to take a lateral flow test before entry and wear PPE.

What will the weather be like on Mother’s Day?

Fortunately the weather looks set to be dry and overcast on Sunday with highs of 10 degrees Celsius.

Just to be on the safe side, if you do want to meet your mother outdoors, be sure wrap up warm and take an umbrella.