New fines will also be introduced for "people hosting raves or other unlawful gatherings of more than 30 people".
"Most people in this country are following the rules and doing their bit to control the virus, but we must remain focused and we cannot be complacent," Johnson said.
The loosening of lockdown rules will not apply to local hotspots that have seen more stringent measures applied to prevent community spread.
Although the Office for National Statistics said the "situation had leveled off", more than 1,000 people a day are still testing positive for the virus.
(Writers & Editors: JWP/BMM, Agence France-Presse)
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