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Local COVID alert level

Restrictions at a glance

Very high friends and family

Meeting friends and family

No mixing of households indoors, or most outdoor places, apart from support bubbles. Maximum of six in some outdoor public spaces (for example parks, public gardens).

Very high education


Early years settings, schools, colleges and universities open. Childcare, other supervised activities for children, and childcare bubbles permitted.

Very high overnight stays

Overnight stays

We advise against overnight stays other than with your household or support bubble.

Very high travelling


Avoid travelling outside your area, other than where necessary such as for work or education. Further exemptions apply. Reduce the number of journeys where possible. Plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport. Avoid car sharing with those outside of your household or support bubble.

Very high pubs and restaurants

Bars, pubs and restaurants

Hospitality is closed, with the exception of sales by takeaway, drive-through or delivery.

Very high indoor leisure

Indoor leisure

Open. Group activities and classes should not take place.

Very high weddings and funerals

Weddings and funerals

15 guests for weddings, civil partnerships and wakes; 30 for funerals. Wedding receptions are not permitted.

Very high exercise


Classes and organised adult sport can take place outdoors, but people should avoid higher-risk contact activity. Group exercise activities and sports indoors should not take place, unless with your household or bubble. Organised activities for elite athletes, under-18s and disabled people can continue.

Very high retail



Very high accommodation


Closed (with limited exceptions).

Very high entertainment


Indoor venues closed.

Very high residential care

Residential care

COVID-secure arrangements such as substantial screens, visitings pods, and window visits. Outdoor / airtight visits only (rollout of rapid testing will enable indoor visits including contact).

Very high work and business

Work and business

Everyone who can work from home should do so.

Very high personal care

Personal care


Very high places of worship

Places of worship

Open, but cannot interact with anyone outside household or support bubble.

Very high large events

Large events

Events should not take place. Drive-in events permitted.

More detailed guidance can be found on the GOV.UK website.

You should remember ‘Hands. Face. Space’:

  • hands – wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
  • face – wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
  • space – stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors)