Coronavirus Advice & Info
The Government has introduced a new national lockdown in England, with the main message being: Stay at home.
You must not leave or be outside of your home except where necessary. You are allowed to leave your home to:
- shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
- go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
- exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person - this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
- meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form such a bubble
- seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
- attend education or childcare - for those eligible.
If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local to where you live. You may leave your local area for a legally permitted reason, such as for work.
If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. You should not attend work.
Schools are closed, except for vulnerable children and the children of key workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half-term. Universities and colleges are closed.
Non-essential shops, leisure and entertainment venues are closed.
Pubs, cafes and restaurants are closed, except for take-aways.