Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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Last Updated: 12/04/21 09:00

Current Alert Status 

As part of the Government’s Roadmap out of lockdown (COVID-19 Spring Response), lockdown restrictions are gradually being removed in England. On March 8th and March 29th, restrictions were eased to allow more socialisation.

On April 12th, further changes were made to lockdown rules (see below), with more restrictions set to be removed on May 17th (pending review). In addition to the restrictions eased in the previous weeks:

All shops are now allowed to reopen (with Covid-19 safety guidelines in place) and close-contact services like hairdressers and beauty salons are now allowed to reopen too.

Restaurants and pubs are now allowed to serve food and alcohol to customers seated outdoors. Inside seating is not yet permitted.

Gyms, spas, zoos, theme parks and community centres can now reopen.

Members of the same household can now take a holiday in England, but only in self-contained accommodation. Hotels, B&Bs and hostels remain closed until at least May 17th.
International travel is still not permitted, and you could end up with a fine of up to £5000 if you do not have a valid reason for travelling abroad.

Weddings of up to 15 people can take place and funerals with up to 30 people can now take place, with up to 15 at a wake.

Children are now able to attend any indoor children’s activity.

Care home residents are now able to have two visitors.

More information on what you can and cannot do

We recognise that many of our residents and businesses have concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Residents and businesses are dealing with the effects of the pandemic on their financial and personal wellbeing. We would like to reassure you that we are working with the Government, NHS, other councils, and community groups to keep people safe and restart the local economy safely. 

Using the links below, you can find information about support available, as well as updates on any changes to our services.   

GOV.UK - Coronavirus (COVID-19) what you need to do