Coronavirus (COVID-19) national restrictions

There are national restrictions in place in England due to coronavirus (COVID-19), meaning there are currently some rules in place for what you can and cannot do.

On Monday 14 June the government announced a pause to taking step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown planned to take effect from Monday 21 June. However, there are still some changes to the restrictions in place from this date.

What's staying the same?

  • Social contact rules: the rule of six when meeting indoors and groups of up to 30 people outdoors remain in place. Social distancing still needs to be maintained.

  • Hospitality and entertainment: venues such as nightclubs will remain closed, hospitality venues will continue to provide table service only, and large events can run at limited capacity.

What's changing?

  • Weddings, civil partnerships and commemorative events: the number of people who can attend these events is determined by how many people a venue can safely accommodate with social distancing measures in place.

  • Care homes: all care home residents can nominate an essential caregiver. There's also changes to whether a resident has to isolate after leaving the care home for a visit. This will be subject to each care home; please contact your care home directly for more information.

What you should continue to do

If you're clinically extremely vulnerable you're no longer advised to shield. However, you should continue to follow the guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable and are advised to take additional precautions to protect yourself.

Keeping up to date with the latest information

You can read the full national restrictions guidance on GOV.UK.

NHS.UK has lots of useful information about staying safe to prevent the spread of the virus and how to get a test if you start to have symptoms.

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