Coronavirus lockdown restrictions have now been lifted across the country, but you should still take care to protect yourself and others around you.

For the latest information and guidance, please visit

Can I go to work?

The Government is no longer instructing people to work from home if they can. Instead a gradual return is expected. You should discuss this with your employer. Please ensure your workplace completes an appropriate risk assessment prior to your return.

Can I meet up with other people indoors?

There are no limits on the number of people you can meet up with indoors. However, to minimise risk whilst infections are high you should still meet up outside where possible and let fresh air in if in homes or other enclosed spaces.

Can I meet up with other people outside?

There is no limit on the number of people who can meet outdoors.

Are pubs and restaurants open?

All pubs and restaurants can reopen and no longer have to provide table service. There is no limit on the number of people who can meet up, and social distancing rules no longer apply. You may still be asked to check in, at the venue’s discretion although this is not required by law.

Can nightclubs reopen?

All nightclubs can now reopen, with no limits on capacity.

Are gyms and leisure centres open?

All gyms and leisure centres can now reopen and there are no limits on the number of people who may use facilities.

Are shops open?

All shops have reopened.

Can we hold indoor or outdoor events or performances?

Yes and capacity limits on all events have been lifted.

Can indoor or outdoor attractions reopen?

Yes, all attractions can now reopen.

Can I go to a wedding or a funeral?

There are no limits on the number of people who can attend weddings, civil partnerships, funerals and other life events, including receptions and celebrations. There are no restrictions on singing or dancing at events.

Can I go to worship?

All places of worship are now open as normal and there are no longer any limits on group sizes for attending communal worship.

Can I stay overnight?

Overnight stays in hotels, B&Bs or other people’s houses are allowed and there are no restrictions on where you stay in England.

Can I travel abroad?

International travel remains subject to restrictions, depending on the country you are travelling to. For the latest information please visit Travel abroad and coronavirus (COVID-19).

Where can I get more information about international travel?

Further information can be found at Red, amber and green list rules for entering England.

Where can I get a Covid-19 test?

If you have symptoms of Covid-19 (a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss or change in your sense of smell or taste) you should get book a PCR test online or by calling 119.

Rapid LFT tests for people who do not have Covid-19 symptoms are available from collection points across the city or can be ordered online. For more information about rapid LFT testing, please go to Lateral Flow Home Test Kits.

How can I support my health and wellbeing?

The city council have a wealth of information and resources to support health and wellbeing. For more information please visit Stay Safe, Be Kind.

What is the current guidance for those who are clinically extremely vulnerable?

If you are clinically extremely vulnerable, you are advised to follow the same guidance as everyone else. 

However, as someone who is at a higher risk of becoming seriously ill if you were to catch COVID-19, you may wish to think particularly carefully about additional precautions you might wish to continue to take. Further information can be found on 19 July guidance on protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.