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Tuesday, 05 January 2021 12:22

National lockdown

COVID-19 Stay Home

The Prime Minister announced at 8pm on Monday 4 January 2021 that the country was immediately going into national lockdown meaning that everyone should follow the guidance and stay at home.

This means you must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the 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 one
  • seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
  • attend education or childcare - for those eligible.

Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term. Early Years settings remain open.

Higher Education provision will remain online until mid-February for all except future critical worker courses.

If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local in the village, town, or part of the city 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

For more detailed information, see the guidance.

Hands, face, space

To help control the virus and protect yourself and others, when you leave home you must:

  • wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
  • cover face - wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
  • make space - stay at least a metre away from people not in your household

If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days.

Visit the government webpages for the latest guidance and information.

Do you know someone who is not online?

Can you help to share important information on how to receive help and support, as well as changes to our services during the COVID-19 outbreak?

If you know someone who is not online like a neighbour, friend or family member, we would greatly appreciate your help to pass on important information. Find our printable newsletter on important COVID-19.