From Monday 17th May 2021 there were some more easings on the lockdown rules.
Some restrictions remain in place, but you can now meet outdoors as a group of up to 30 people from many households. You can also meet inside with a total of 6 people from varying households, or a total of 2 households of any size.
You should follow this guidance. The law will be updated to reflect these new rules.
You can also:
- take part in formally organised indoor sports with any number of people
- attend indoor entertainment and attractions (cinemas, theatres, museums, etc.)
- eat indoors at hospitality venues such as restaurants and pubs
- attend childcare and supervised activities outdoors for all children
- attend formally organised parent and child groups for up to 30 attendees. Children under 5 will not be counted in this number
Please find more information about what you can and cannot do during the easing of lockdown here:
You must also continue to adhere to: Hands. Face. Space.
This means you should:
- wash your hands regularly
- wear a face covering when in an enclosed space
- stay at least 2 metres apart from other people (or 1 metre if using a face covering or with other preventative measures in place) to create space
- Wash your hands, often, for 20 seconds
- Don't touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unclean hands
- Sneeze and cough into a tissue and bin it immediately, then wash your hands
- Self isolate yourself and your family if you get any symptoms (see here for guidance on how long you should isolate for)
- Keep in contact with friends and relatives either by phone, message, or video messaging if possible. It is important to make sure your own, and others', mental health and wellbeing is looked after as much as possible during these times.
The Government have launched a service to find out what kind of support is available if you have been affected by coronavirus:
The Government have also launched a Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp:
Simply save 07860 064 422 in your contacts, then send it a message with the word 'hi'
Please keep up to date with the latest coronavirus advice from Public Health England:
Gov.uk also have advice and guidance: