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Lockdown rules ease from Monday 29 March as part of the Prime Minister's road map

From Monday 29 March, rules in England around Covid-19 are easing, as part of the roadmap announced by the Prime Minister on 22 February.

The stay at home message has now been lifted and people can:

  • Meet outdoors, including in gardens, either in a group of 6 (from any number of households), or in a group of any size from up to 2 households (each household can include existing support bubbles, if eligible)
  • Take part in formally organised outdoor sports with any number of people (outdoor sports venues and facilities will be reopening.)
  • Childcare and supervised activities, and organised parent and child groups (up to 15 attendees), will be allowed outdoors. Children under 5 will not be not counted in this number.

As the country moves through the roadmap and restrictions are lifted, precautions remain important. People should continue to work from home where they can and minimise the number of journeys they make where possible, avoiding travel at busiest times and routes. Travel abroad is not currently allowed, as it remains important to manage the risk of Covid-19 variants and protect the UK’s vaccination programme.

Indoor mixing and overnight stays are still not permitted and it is important that everyone follows the updated guidelines. More information is available on the government website.

As we move through the roadmap, vaccination, testing and public health measures remain important.

If you’re eligible for vaccination book your appointment now. Residents can call the council’s dedicated helpline to book their appointment – 020 7364 3030.

Get tested if you have symptoms of Covid-19, or take up regular rapid asymptomatic testing if you’re a key worker, attend an education setting or can’t work from home.

Follow hands, face and space:

  • Wash hands regularly for at least 20 seconds.
  • Wear a face covering in essential retail, on public transport and anywhere it is hard to socially distance.
  • Keep a distance from anyone you do not live with, at least two metres.
Posted on Monday 29th March 2021