Updated information about coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Government have made some new rules for parts of England where the number of coronavirus cases are rising very quickly. The rules will be in place from Wednesday 14 October 2020.
The government have put some rules in place to help stop coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading.
When can I leave my home?
You can leave home to shop, exercise, travel beyond your local area, spend time outside or to get medical treatment.
In England businesses like restaurants, pubs, cinemas, hotels and campsites can open as long as they follow social distancing guidelines. Certain business may still be closed and different places will be closed depending on if you are England, Wales or Northern Ireland.
From Thursday 24 September, pubs and restaurants in England must not stay open later than 10pm.
Some places in the UK have more coronavirus cases than other parts of the country.
To help keep people safe in these areas some rules may be put in place which may affect you if you live there, especially if you are someone who is most likely to get very poorly from coronavirus. If you are one of these people you will be on the shielded patients list.
The following areas have higher cases of coronavirus in the UK and are taking advanced measures. Click on each location to visit the Gov.uk website and find out more about what is happening there:
- Greater Manchester
- North East of England
- North West of England
- West Midlands
- West Yorkshire.
Everyone on the shielded patients list who lives in one of these areas will receive a text and a letter to tell them that advanced measures are being taken in their local area, what the instructions are for them, and where they can find more information and support.