As announced by the Prime Minister on Monday 4 January 2021, national lockdown measures are now in place across England. Read the full guidance on GOV.UK.
This means that you must stay at home and should only go outdoors for a limited set of reasons. These include:
- shopping for basic necessities, either for yourself or for a vulnerable person
- going to work, or to provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
- exercising with your household, support bubble or with just one other person. This should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area
- meeting your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
- to seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
- to 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.
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.
You cannot leave your home to meet socially with anyone you do not live with or are not in a support bubble with (if you are legally permitted to form one).
You may exercise on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble.
You should not meet other people you do not live with, or have formed a support bubble with, unless for a permitted reason.
Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household.