ALERT LEVEL: National restrictions in place

Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do changed on 12 April. You can read COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021 for more information on the roadmap out of lockdown in England.

From 12 April:

  • Non-essential retail will be able to reopen
  • Personal care premises such as hairdressers and nail salons will be able to reopen
  • Public buildings such as libraries and community centres will be able to reopen
  • Outdoor hospitality venues will be able to reopen, with table service only
  • Most outdoor attractions including zoos, theme parks, and drive-in performances (such as cinemas and concerts) will be able to reopen
  • Some smaller outdoor events such as fetes, literary fairs, and fairgrounds will be able to take place
  • Indoor leisure and sports facilities will be able to reopen for individual exercise, or exercise with your household or support bubble
  • Weddings, civil partnership ceremonies, wakes and other commemorative events will be able to take place for up to 15 people
  • Self-contained accommodation will be able to open for overnight stays in England with your household or support bubble
  • Care home residents are able to nominate two named individuals for regular indoor visits (following a rapid lateral flow test). Contact individual homes before visiting to confirm their most up to date visiting policy. No visits will be permitted in the event of an outbreak
  • You should continue to minimise the amount that you travel where possible

Further information and details on exemptions is available on GOV.UK

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