What are England’s new rules?
Read the government guidance at this link here
People in England will have to stay at home and only go out for essential reasons. Primary and secondary schools will move to online learning for all pupils apart from vulnerable and keyworker children, while those who are clinically extremely vulnerable will be advised to shield.
Activities still allowed include:
- Exercise outdoors (limited to once a day)
- Meeting one other person from another household in an open public space to exercise
- Shopping for essentials such as food and medicine
- You can leave home for work, education, training, childcare and for medical appointments and emergencies
- Communal religious worship
- Meeting your support or childcare bubble
- Children can move between separated parents
- Activities related to moving house
International travel, or travel around the UK is only permitted for essential reasons.
Hospitality businesses such as pubs and restaurants and non-essential shops must close, as must 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