From 6 July, they will be able to meet up to six people outdoors and form ‘support bubbles’ with other households.
The measures can be eased because infection rates are falling, the government says.
Support packages will remain until the end of July to help people transition.
What changes from 6 July?
Those who are shielding and live alone in England – including single parents who are shielding – will be able to create a support bubble with one other household of any size.
This follows the ‘social bubble’ rules which were introduced earlier this month for anyone living alone and single-parent households.
People shielding will also be able to meet up to six people from other households, outdoors, while maintaining social distancing rules.