However, there was some concern from the public around what it means if you need to walk through someone's home to get to the garden, or if you need to use their bathroom.
The Government has confirmed that people can walk through other's homes to access a private garden, and can use their toilet.
A spokesperson for Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed the rules in February earlier this year, stating: "Yes, people can move through a private household to get to a garden if they need to."
When questioned about using the bathroom while socialising in someone's private garden, the spokesperson said: "Yes, as I say, the same as the situation last year."
You should not, however, be socialising indoors and should only enter the home for these two reasons.
The official roadmap states that "evidence shows that it is safer to meet outdoors than indoors", which is why the easing of lockdown starts with this step.
It reads: "The evidence shows that it is safer for people to meet outdoors rather than indoors.
"And this is why from 29 March, when most schools start to break up for the Easter holidays, outdoor gatherings (including in private gardens) of either 6 people (the Rule of 6) or 2 households will also be allowed, making it easier for friends and families to meet outside."
You can find the full list of lockdown easing measures and dates below:
Step 1: From March 8, 2021
All schools to reopen
Outdoor school sports and activities allowed to resume
People allowed outdoors recreationally on a one-plus-one basis
Care home residents permitted one regular visitor and will be able to hold hands
Funerals to allow up to 30 people and weddings will allow 6
From March 29, 2021
Up to six people from two households allowed in outdoor spaces
Outdoor sports facilities to reopen (eg Tennis, Basketball courts)
Organised adult or children's sports activities can return
Outdoor child and parent groups can return (up to 15 parents)
Step 2: After five weeks of Step 1, NO earlier than April 12, 2021
Non-essential retail to open
Outdoor hospitality can reopen
Gyms and indoor leisure open for individual use
Hairdressers and personal care services can reopen
Outdoor attractions such as zoos, drive-thru cinemas and theme parks can reopen.
Funeral wakes, weddings and receptions can have up to 15 people
Step 3: After five weeks of Step 2, NO earlier than May 17, 2021
Indoor hospitality, with no requirement for a substantial meal to be served alongside alcoholic drinks, and no curfew. The requirement to order, eat and drink while seated (‘table service’) will remain
30 person limit outdoors - rule of six will apply indoors (subject to conditions)
International travel may be allowed (subject to conditions)
Remaining outdoor entertainment, such as outdoor theatres and cinemas can open
Indoor entertainment, such as museums, cinemas and children’s play area can open
Remaining accommodation, such as hotels, hostels and B&Bs will be allowed to operate
Adult indoor group sports and exercise classes
Some large events, including conferences, theatre and concert performances and sports events
Significant life events allowed up to 30 people
Step 4: After at least five weeks of Step 3, NO earlier than June 21, 2021
Remove all legal limits on social contact, allowing people to meet indoors
Nightclubs, theatres allowed to reopen (subject to conditions)
All limits on weddings and other life events removed