Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on January 4, 2020, the whole of England has gone back into lockdown.

Among other things, this means:

  • You must not leave home except for specific purposes: food, medical reasons or work.
  • Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term. Early Years settings remain open.
  • Do not travel outside of your area (the village or town you live in) unless for a legally permitted reason, such as work.
  • Work from home if you can.
  • You cannot leave your home to meet socially with anyone you do not live with or are not in a support bubble with (if you are legally permitted to form one).
  • All hospitality venues are to close – aside from takeaways, drive-throughs or delivery.
  • Non-essential shops must close.
  • Indoor leisure centres are to close.
  • Personal care (gyms, hair dressers, nail salons etc) to close.

A full breakdown of what this means and the new restrictions can be found here: National lockdown: Stay at Home – GOV.UK (

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