Covid-19

Coronavirus remains a serious health risk. You should stay cautious to help protect yourself and others.

  • Meet outside, or open windows and doors for indoor visitors
  • If you think you have symptoms stay at home and take a PCR test
  • Wear face coverings in crowded places and on public transport
  • Check in to venues when you go out
  • Wash your hands with soap regularly, and for at least 20 seconds
  • Get vaccinated if you’re 18 or over

Find out what you can and cannot do at gov.uk 

Updated 26th July 2021

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These are extremely challenging times for our local businesses, their staff and the wider population in general. 

The roadmap out of lockdown sets out the agenda for the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. England moved to step four on Monday 19th July.  

Step 4

Step four has seen the reopening of remaining premises, including nightclubs, and eased restrictions on large events and performances that applied in Step 3.

This will be subject to the results of a scientific Events Research Programme to test the outcome of certain pilot events through the spring and summer, where the use of testing and other techniques to cut the risk of infection will be trialled. The same Events Research Programme will guide decisions on whether all limits can be removed on weddings and other life events.

As we move through each of these phases in the roadmap, we must all remember that COVID-19 remains a part of our lives. We are going to have to keep living our lives differently to keep ourselves and others safe. We must carry on with ‘hands, face, space’. Comply with the COVID-Secure measures that remain in place. Meet outdoors when we can and keep letting fresh air in. Get tested when needed. Get vaccinated when offered. If we all continue to play our part, we will be that bit closer to a future that is more familiar.


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