Our internet based Covid 19 resource hub is to support all disabled people and those with long term health conditions in understanding and managing the pandemic. It will include topics ranging from how to get tested, understanding symptoms, government advice, self-care advice, issues around isolation, as well as employer and employee guidance for those using direct payments or a Personal Health Budget. The hub will be updated daily with their latest developments and guidance. It also includes information in a variety of accessible formats, including words and pictures, videos, etc.
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Roadmap out of lockdown
A 4-step plan to ease lockdown in England has been announced.
Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across the country, including for people who have been vaccinated. In England:
- You can meet indoors in a group of up to 6 people or a group of any size from 2 households
- You can meet outside in a group of up to 30 people
- Work from home if you can and travel safely
- If you have symptoms get a test and stay at home
Recent and upcoming changes
In England from 19 July
England moves to Step 4 of the roadmap. Everyone should be cautious whilst managing the risks as cases of COVID-19 remain high. Find out what will change and what you should do to protect yourself and others.
Step 3 restrictions remain in place until 19 July. Follow the guidance on what you can and cannot do.
From 19 July fully vaccinated people returning to England from amber list countries will not need to quarantine.
In England from 16 August
If you’re fully vaccinated or under 18, you will not need to self-isolate following close contact with someone who has COVID-19. You’ll still need to take a PCR test and self-isolate if it’s positive.
Mainland Scotland and the Scottish islands not already in Level 0 will move to Level 0 on 19 July. Find out your area’s level in Scotland on GOV.SCOT.
You can now choose 2 other households to meet in your home, becoming an extended household. Up to 30 people can meet outside. Read the rules for Wales on GOV.WALES.
In Northern Ireland
Up to 6 people from 2 households can socialise indoors, including for overnight stays and up to 15 people from no more than 3 households can meet in a private garden. Find out more about what you can and cannot do in Northern Ireland on nidirect.