England is once again going into a national lockdown to control Covid-19.
You must therefore stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
Read the full guidance here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home
- You may only leave home for a limited number of reasons including shopping for basic necessities, going to work if you absolutely cannot do so from home, seeking medical assistance and exercising with your household or with one other person.
- 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).
- Schools will remain open for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term.
- The clinically vulnerable should begin shielding once again and will receive a letter shortly about what this means for you.
On a more positive note, we are now rolling out the biggest vaccination programme in the country's history. The pace of vaccination is increasing, and by the middle of February everyone in the four top priority groups is expected to have been offered the first vaccine dose. This includes all residents in a care home and their carers, everyone over the age of 70, all frontline health and social care workers, and everyone who is clinically extremely vulnerable.