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July 2020 update

Update July 2020

After the lockdown, things are gradually opening up again, but various measures are in place to reduce the risk of infection. The exact rules about what we can and can’t do are different depending whether you live in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. Some towns or cities may have extra local restrictions if there is a surge in coronavirus cases. Check what is recommended in your local area.

Most of the information in these leaflets is still relevant but there have been a few changes.

These things are still important for everyone:

  • When out and about, stay at least 2 meters (6 feet) apart from other people wherever possible.
  • Wash your hands regularly, or if this is not possible, use hand sanitiser.

These are some of the recent changes:

  • You can meet with people from other households, so it is possible to see family and friends. It is safest to be outdoors. Check what is allowed in your area and be sure to follow local rules on safety measures.
  • You may have to wear a face covering (such as a mask) in public places such as shops and on public transport. This is compulsory in some areas.
  • You can travel to different places. Some places may not be open or may only allow a small number of visitors, so call or check online before you travel. You may have to book in advance. There will be instructions on-site about what to do when you get there.
  • Cafes, pubs and restaurants are open in some areas but you may have to sit outside or buy food and drink to take away.
  • Facilities like gyms and swimming pools are open in some areas. There may be new rules about what you can and can’t do while you are there, so call or check online before you go.