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Covid: What are the lockdown rules across the UK?

What are England's new rules?

People in England must stay at home and only go out for essential reasons. Primary and secondary schools have moved to online learning for all pupils apart from vulnerable and keyworker children.

Reasons to leave home include:

  • Work or volunteering where it is "unreasonable" to work from home. This includes work in someone else's home, such as that carried out by social workers, nannies, cleaners and tradespeople
  • Education, training, childcare, medical appointments and emergencies
  • Exercise outdoors (limited to once a day). You can meet one other person from another household in an open public space to exercise
  • Shopping for essentials such as food and medicine
  • Communal religious worship
  • Meeting your support or childcare bubble. Children can also move between separated parents
  • Activities related to moving house

Those who are clinically extremely vulnerable are advised to limit the time they spend outside their home. They should only go out for medical appointments, exercise, or if it is otherwise essential, but not for work or education purposes.

 

 

International travel, or travel around the UK is only permitted for essential reasons.

Hospitality businesses such as pubs and restaurants and non-essential shops have closed, as have 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
  • Laundrettes
  • Banks and post offices
  • Doctors and dentists' surgeries and vets
  • Car parks, public toilets and playgrounds