International travel, or travel around the UK is only permitted for essential reasons.
Hospitality businesses such as pubs and restaurants and non-essential shops have closed, as have indoor and outdoor sports facilities including gyms and tennis courts.
Essential businesses and services can stay open to the public. These include:
- Supermarkets, food shops, pharmacies and garden centres
- Places of worship
- Petrol stations and MOT services
- Banks and post offices
- Doctors and dentists' surgeries and vets
- Car parks, public toilets and playgrounds
Read England's official guidance.
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must still:
- Stay at home. During lockdown you must not leave or be outside of your home or garden except for an 'essential reason'. Essential reasons include for work if you absolutely cannot work from home, to shop for food and essential products only, education and childcare if you are an critical worker, medical appointments, or to escape domestic violence
- Limit contact with people who are not part of your household or support bubble.
- keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
- wash your hands regularly
- you must not meet socially with friends and family indoors at all unless you live with them. There are very few exceptions to this rule.
- You can only go outside for exercise once a day, and only with one other person outside of your household.
- wear face coverings on all public transport and in all enclosed spaces
- Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms
- You must book a test if you have symptoms of coronavirus, and you and all of your household must self-isolate for 10 days, unless you have had a negative test result. Click the link to book a test online: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/
- Quarantine for 10 days if you have arrived back from abroad if you have been to a country on the current quarantine list
- Follow any instructions given if you are contacted by the 'Test and Trace' programme. If your child is attending school during the lockdown period, you must inform us that you have been contacted.
- You can form a ‘support bubble’ with one other household if you live alone or are a single parent with dependent children - in other words, you are in a household where there is only one adult.
You should stay alert and follow social distancing guidelines. You must adhere to the guidelines to keep your families, and the community both in and out of school safe.
This guidance explains the measures that will help you to stay alert and safe as we continue to respond to the challenges of coronavirus. Key parts of these measures are underpinned by law, which sets out clearly what you must and must not do. The relevant authorities, including the police, have the powers to enforce the law – including through fines and dispersing gatherings.
For more information about the current guidance on staying safe please click here to go to the Government website:
Government Covid-19 action plan
Updated September 2020
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 (coronavirus) are recent onset of:
- new continuous cough and/or
- high temperature
- a loss of taste and/or smell
For most people COVID-19 (coronavirus) will be a mild illness.
- If you or someone that you live with has symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and self-isolate. The person that has symptoms must self-isolate for 10 days AND every other member of the household must self-isolate for 10 days. The self-isolation period starts from the day when the first person in the household became ill
- You must order a test. Call NHS 119, and follow all the advice given, or click on the link here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/. It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 10 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
- for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for a further 10 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 10 day isolation period.
- if you can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period
- if you cannot move vulnerable people out of your home, stay away from them as much as possible
If you have coronavirus symptoms:
- DO NOT go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
- You need to contact 119 to tell them you have symptoms of coronavirus, and follow the advice they give you
- You must order a test, and you and others you live with must self isolate while awaiting your test result
- plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home and consider what can be done for vulnerable people in the household
- ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home
- wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser
If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days, use the NHS 119 online coronavirus service. If you do not have internet access, call NHS 119. For a medical emergency dial 999.
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