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Latest Lockdown Rules
Rules from 12 April 2021
Stage two of the easing of lockdown
You can meet outdoors (including in private gardens) at a distance of 2m:
• In groups of up to six (this means one person can meet up to five others from different households)
• Or any number of people from no more than two households. (Your household is the people you live with).
What is now open to visit alone or with my household?
• All shops, hairdressers, beauty salons and gyms
• Zoos, theme parks, libraries and community centres
• Outdoor sports facilities
• Children will be able to attend any indoor children's activity, including sport
What else can I do?
• Restaurants, cafes and pubs can provide table service to customers sitting outdoors
• Members of the same household can take a holiday in England in self-contained accommodation e.g. holiday cottages
• Weddings or wakes can be attended by up to 15 people in permitted premises
Can I travel?
• The ‘Stay at Home’ requirement is no longer in place, however, you should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the number of journeys you make.
• Where possible, stay local and avoid travelling at the busiest times and routes.
Can I access testing if I don’t have any symptoms?
1 in 3 people with the coronavirus do not show any symptoms. Through testing we can stop the spread of the virus to other people. Go online to book a test or a home test kit at www.suffolk.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/getting-a-test/ or call 0333 772 6144 (interpreters are available).
Whether you have had a vaccination or not, you can catch and pass Covid-19 onto other people, so still remember ‘Hands. Face. Space’:
Hands – wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
Face – wear a face covering over nose and mouth in indoor settings
Space – stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible
If you are worried about your bills, your job or your home, call the Suffolk Advice and Support Service free on 0800 068 3131 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.
If you are self-isolating, call the Home, But Not Alone helpline for support free on 0800 876 6926 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.