Updated Coronavirus guidance announced

On Sunday evening, the Prime Minister set out a new coronavirus roadmap for the country and is calling for people to follow the updated advice.

A new strapline ‘Stay Alert, Control the Virus, Save Lives’ is being backed up with five stages of alert for the country ranging from One (Green) to Five (Red). Britain is currently in Stage Four.

The key points are:

  • People should: Still stay at home as much as possible, work from home if they can, follow the 2m social distancing rule, limit social contact, wash their hands regularly, self-isolate if they or a member of their household shows symptoms.
  • Those who can’t work from home are being actively encouraged to return to work from Wednesday, but not by public transport
  • People can exercise more than once a day and play sport – but only with own households
  • From June 1 some shops and primary schools may reopen
  • From July at the earliest some hospitality venues may reopen

It’s really important that we all use our common sense and follow the latest advice, wash our hands regularly and keep a safe distance to safeguard ourselves, our families and our communities if we are to get through this and avoid a second peak in the pandemic.

Over  the coming weeks and months we will all be treading a very fine line as we gradually reopen the county and the country but this is absolutely not a green light for everyone and everything to go back to as we were before the pandemic.

We continue to work with residents, businesses, partners and staff on our own recovery planning and will align this with the Government’s roadmap once more detailed information is available.

In the meantime, please continue to follow the official Coronavirus advice here and together we’ll defeat the pandemic.

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