Coronavirus guidance

CORONAVIRUS GUIDANCE

England moves to Step 4 from 19th July

While cases are high and rising, everybody needs to continue to act carefully and remain cautious. This is why we are keeping in place key protections at step 4 from 19 July:

  • testing when you have symptoms and targeted asymptomatic testing in education, high risk workplaces and to help people manage their personal risk.
  • isolating when positive or when contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
  • border quarantine: for all arriving from red list countries and for those people not fully vaccinated arriving from amber list countries.
  • cautious guidance for individuals, businesses and the vulnerable whilst prevalence is high including:
    • whilst Government is no longer instructing people to work from home if they can, Government would expect and recommend a gradual return over the summer
    • Government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport;
    • being outside or letting fresh air in
    • minimising the number, proximity and duration of social contacts.
    • encouraging and supporting businesses and large events to use the NHS Covid Pass in high risk settings. The Government will work with organisations where people are likely to be in close proximity to others outside their household to encourage the use of this. If sufficient measures are not taken to limit infection, the Government will consider mandating certification in certain venues at a later date.

 

Please check information on each of the services available directly before travelling, booking or making plans.

CORONAVIRUS GUIDANCE

Changes from Monday 17th May 2021

From Monday 17th May 2021 further restrictions are lifted in line with Step 3 of the roadmap to recovery.
(For Step 2 restrictions lifted from 12th April 2021 please read on below).

Coronavirus remains a serious threat across the country and restrictions remain across England.

When travelling within the UK, you should aim to do so safely and plan your journey in advance.

You should get a test and follow the stay at home guidance if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

Find out details of what you can and cannot do on Gov.uk website.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do.

In summary, from Monday 17th May 2021:

  • Indoor entertainment and attractions such as cinemas, theatres, concert halls, bowling alleys, casinos, amusement arcades, museums and children’s indoor play areas will be permitted to open with COVID-secure measures in place.
  • People will be able to attend indoor and outdoor events, including live performances, sporting events and business events. Attendance at these events will be capped according to venue type, and attendees should follow the COVID-secure measures set out by those venues.
  • Indoor hospitality venues such as restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes can reopen.
  • Organised indoor sport will be able to take place for all (this includes gym classes). This must be organised by a business, charity or public body and the organiser must take reasonable measures to reduce the risk of transmission.
  • All holiday accommodation will be open (including hotels and B&Bs). This can be used by groups of up to 6 or 2 households (each household can include a support bubble, if eligible).
  • Gathering limits will be eased. Outdoor gatherings will be limited to 30 people and indoor gatherings will be limited to 6 people or 2 households (each household can include a support bubble, if eligible).
  • New guidance on meeting friends and family will emphasise personal responsibility rather than government rules. Instead of instructing you to stay 2m apart from anyone you don’t live with, you will be encouraged to exercise caution and consider the guidance on risks associated with COVID-19 and actions you can take to help keep you and your loved ones safe. Remember that the risks of close contact may be greater for some people than others and in some settings and circumstances, there will be specific guidance that you will need to follow even when you are with friends and family

For full details of what you can and cannot do please visit on Gov.uk website.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do.

Social distancing is still very important. You should stay 2 metres apart from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings) if you cannot stay 2 metres apart.

For more information, rules and guidance to keep yourself and others safe, such as use of Face Coverings, Maintaining Social Distancing and Test and Trace during Step 3 please see Gov.uk website.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do.

You should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus at all times, including if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

You should follow this guidance in full to limit spreading COVID-19. It is underpinned by law.

Please check information on each of the services available directly before travelling, booking or making plans.

CORONAVIRUS GUIDANCE

Step 2 : Changes in effect from Monday 12th April 2021

Coronavirus remains a serious threat across the country and restrictions remain across England.

You should get a test and follow the stay at home guidance if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

Find out details of what you can and cannot do on Gov.uk website.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do.

In summary, from Monday 12th April 2021:

  • Non-essential retail can reopen.
  • Outdoor hospitality venues can reopen, with table service only.
  • Most outdoor attractions including zoos, theme parks, and drive-in performances (such as cinemas and concerts) can reopen.
  • Self-contained accommodation can stay open for overnight stays in England with your household or support bubble.
  • Some smaller outdoor events such as fetes, literary fairs, and fairgrounds can take place.
  • Indoor leisure and sports facilities can reopen for individual exercise, or exercise with your household or support bubble.
  • Personal care services such as hairdressers and nail salons can reopen, including those provided from a mobile setting.
  • Public buildings such as libraries and community centres can reopen
  • All childcare and supervised activities are allowed indoors (as well as outdoors) for all children. Parent and child groups can take place indoors (as well as outdoors) for up to 15 people (children under 5 will not be counted in this number).
  • Weddings, civil partnership ceremonies, wakes and other commemorative events can take place for up to 15 people (anyone working is not included in this limit), including in indoor venues that are permitted to open or where an exemption applies. Wedding receptions can also take place for up to 15 people, but must take place outdoors, not including private gardens.
  • Care home residents will be able to nominate two named individuals for regular indoor visits (following a rapid lateral flow test).
  • You should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the amount that you travel where possible.

 

For more information, rules and guidance to keep yourself and others safe, such as use of Face Coverings, Maintaining Social Distancing and Test and Trace during Step 2 please see Gov.uk website.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do.

You must not socialise indoors with anyone you do not live with, unless you have formed a support bubble with them, or another exemption applies. You should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the number of journeys you make where possible. You should get a test and follow the stay at home guidance if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

Please check information on each of the services available directly before travelling, booking or making plans.