- Government confirm that, amidst falling coronavirus cases, restrictions will ease next week in line with the previously-published roadmap
- Alexander Stafford, local MP for Rother Valley, reminds constituents to always check the latest guidance at gov.uk/coronavirus, always follow Government advice and stay safe
Alexander Stafford, MP for Rother Valley, welcomes news that coronavirus restrictions are set to ease from next week, in line with the Government's previously-published roadmap back to normality.
He has provided, below, a summary of what this means, but reminds all constituents to always check gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest news and guidance.
On advice of scientists and experts, the Government has lowered UK Coronavirus alert level from 4 to 3. The Prime Minister has therefore announced that further rules will lift from 17 May.
Key changes from next week
People can meet in groups of up to 30 outdoors
Six people or two households can meet indoors, with overnight stays allowed
Up to 30 people can attend weddings, receptions and other life events
The number of people who can attend a funeral no longer capped, but determined by the size of venue
Up to 30 allowed to attend a support group or parent-and-child group (not counting under fives)
Care home residents allowed up to five named visitors, and more freedom for visits out of the home
From next week, social distancing with close family and friends will be a matter of personal judgement. But people are asked to remain cautious.
Social distancing will remain in place in social care, medical, retail, hospitality and business settings
LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT
Pubs, bars and restaurants will be able to open INDOORS
Indoor entertainment such as museums, cinemas and children's play areas can open
Theatres, concert halls, conference centres and sports stadiums can all reopen
Organised adult sports and exercise classes can restart indoors
Steam rooms and saunas may reopen
Hotels, hostels and B&Bs can reopen
Face coverings no longer recommended in secondary schools for pupils
All remaining university students eligible to return to in-person teaching
People will be able to travel abroad to green list countries. See the list here: https://www.gov.uk/.../red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for...
You can read the full guidance here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Commenting, Alexander Stafford said:
If any of my constituents have questions that are not covered in the full guidance, please do get in touch with me on firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling my office on 01909 494952.