Covid-19 Latest Guidance

Covid-19 Roadmap: Step 1

From 8 March 2021

  • All schools and colleges open, with outdoor after-school sports and activities allowed. 
  • You can meet up socially with one other person outdoors. 
  • You can meet one other person to exercise outdoors.
  • People in care homes are allowed one regular visitor.
  • Funerals with up to 30 people permitted. 
  • Weddings and wakes of up to 6 people permitted.

You must continue to stay at home except for: 

  • education 
  • work that cannot be done from home
  • exercise (on your own, with one other person, or with your household)
  • socialising (with one other person only)
  • medical reasons
  • shopping for food and essentials
  • or to care for others

From 29 March 2021

  • You can meet outdoors with 5 other people (Rule of 6) or as 2 whole households, including meeting in private gardens. You must not mix with other households indoors.
  • Outdoor sports facilities like tennis and basketball courts will reopen, and organised adult and children's sport, such as grassroots football, will also return. 

You must continue to stay at home except for: 

  • education 
  • work that cannot be done from home
  • exercise (on your own, with one other person, or with your household)
  • medical reasons
  • shopping for food and essentials
  • socialising (rule of 6)
  • or to care for others

As we move through each of these steps, it is important that we all remember COVID-19 is still a part of our lives so we must:

  • Continue to follow the principles of ‘hands, face, space and ventilation’
  • Follow the COVID-secure measures that remain in place at different stages 
  • Get tested when needed – if you cannot work from home, have someone in your household attending or working in education or have COVID-19 symptoms
  • Get vaccinated when offered

For the full list of restrictions and guidelines, please visit the GOV.UK website