You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
You should follow this guidance immediately. The law will be updated to reflect these new rules.
|Stay at home||Meeting Others||Exercise|
|You must not leave, or be outside of your|
home or garden, except for a very limited set of exemptions e.g. to shop for basic
necessities, exercise, go to work if you cannot do so from home, or to escape
risk of harm.
|You cannot leave your home to meet|
socially with anyone, except with your
household or support bubble (if eligible to
form one). Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or support bubble.
|You may exercise on your own, with your|
household or support bubble, or with one
person from another household (when on
your own). Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or support bubble.
|Retail||Personal Care||Leisure and Sporting Facilities|
|Essential shops can open. Non-essential|
retail must close and can only run click-andcollect and delivery
|Closed||Closed, with limited exceptions.|
|Bars, Pubs and Restaurants||Work and Business||Education|
|Hospitality closed aside from sales by|
takeaway (until 11pm), click-and-collect,
drive-through or delivery. Alcohol cannot be purchased through takeaway or
click-and-collect from hospitality venues.
|Everyone must work from home unless they are unable to do so.||Early years settings open. Primary and|
secondary schools and colleges move to
remote provision except for vulnerable
children and children of critical workers.
Most university students to move to
|You must stay at home. If you do leave|
home for a very limited set of exemptions,
you should stay local in the village, town,
or part of the city where you live where
possible. Do not travel abroad unless an
|Closed (with limited exceptions)||You must not stay overnight away from|
home. Limited exceptions apply e.g. to stay with your support bubble.
|Entertainment||Places of Worship||Weddings and Funerals|
|Closed||Places of worship can remain open and|
communal worship is permitted, but you
must not mix with those outside your
household or support bubble
|Funerals of up to 30 people permitted.|
Weddings up to 6 people permitted in
exceptional circumstances. Wakes and other linked ceremonial events of up to 6 permitted.
|Medical||Clinically Extremely Vulnerable||Care Home Visits|
|You can leave home for a medical reason, including to get a COVID-19 test, for medical appointments and emergencies.||Shielding reintroduced across England. You|
should not travel to work, school, college
or university and should limit the time you spend outside the home. You should only
go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential.
|Visits can take place with arrangements|
such as substantial screens, visiting pods, or behind windows. Close-contact indoor visits are not allowed. No visits will be permitted in the event of an outbreak but end of life visits are permitted in all circumstances.
|Harm and compassionate visits||Animal welfare|
|You can leave home to be with someone who is giving birth, to avoid injury or illness or to escape risk of harm (such as domestic abuse).||you can leave home for animal welfare reasons, such as to attend veterinary services for advice or treatment.|