The government has announced a roadmap to ease restrictions, starting on 8 March.

However, we currently remain under full lockdown measures until then. Details and dates for the roadmap are available at

The current lockdown rules mean that:

  • You cannot leave your home without a reasonable excuse (including for work, if you cannot work from home; attend education or childcare, for those eligible; voluntary or charitable services, exercise, which is limited to once a day; medical reasons, shopping for food and other essentials, to avoid harm, or to care for others)
  • If you do leave your home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local.  You may leave your area for legally permitted reasons such as for work.
  • Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and children of critical workers. 
  • You cannot meet other people indoors, unless you either live with them or they are part of your support bubble
  • You cannot leave your home to meet socially with anyone you do not live with or are not in a support bubble with. 
  • You may exercise on your own, with one other person, or with you household or support bubble.  This is limited to once a day and you should not travel outside your local area.
  • You can only leave home for work purposes where it is unreasonable for you to do your job from home
  • Non-essential shops, personal care services like hairdressers, and leisure and entertainment venues must shut. Bars, pubs and restaurants remain closed
  • You must not travel outside the area other than for legally permitted reasons
  • If you are deemed clinically extremely vulnerable (shielding), you should now shield again until 31 March 2021. You should not go to work and limit the amount of time you spend outside of your home.

You can find more details of the lockdown measures by visiting