Covid-19 in Newham

From Wednesday 6 January, the Government has imposed a third national lockdown. A decision on next steps, and when the lockdown can be lifted, will be taken in early February.

The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.

Lockdown rules:

  • All pubs and restaurants must close, takeaways and deliveries can continue 
  • All non-essential shops, leisure centres, gyms and entertainment venues must close 
  • Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers.
  • You must stay at home except for: 
  • education (for those eligible)
  • 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
  • or to care for others
  • You must NOT mix with other households indoors or in private gardens, apart from for childcare  
  • Support bubbles for people who live alone and single parents with children can continue 
  • Children are allowed to move between homes if their parents are separated 
  • Individuals can meet one person from another household in an outside public space 
  • Workplaces should stay open if people cannot work from home 
  • Clinically vulnerable people should not go to work
  • Funerals of up to 30 people permitted. 
  • Weddings up to 6 people permitted in exceptional circumstances  
  • Under the national lockdown, places of worship remain open for communal worship. However, the Director of Public Health at Newham Council is strongly advising that all places of worship in the borough pause any collective worship provision until further notice. 

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