Updated 12th January
Visiting arrangements in care homes Updated 12th January
Visits out of care homes Updated 12th January
UK COVID-19 vaccines delivery plan Published 11th January
Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing home care Updated 11th January
Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for care homes Updated 11th January
COVID-19: provision of night shelters Updated 11th January
Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for pregnant employees Updated 11th January
COVID-19: guidance for the safe use of places of worship during the pandemic Updated 11th January
Understanding the possession action process: guidance for landlords and tenants Updated 11th January
COVID-19 vaccination: guide for older adults Updated 10th January
COVID-19 vaccination: women of childbearing age, currently pregnant or breastfeeding Updated 10th January
COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for social care staff Updated 10th January
COVID-19 vaccination: why you are being asked to wait Updated 10th January
Extra covid protections for rough sleepers and renters Published 8th January
COVID-19 vaccination: easy-read resources Published 8th January
Critical workers who can access schools or educational settings Updated 8th January
Get laptops and tablets for children who cannot attend school due to COVID-19 Updated 8th January
Getting help with daily activities outside your home during coronavirus Updated 8th January
Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for the charity sector Updated 8th January
Enabling safe and effective volunteering during coronavirus (COVID-19) Updated 8th January
Coronavirus: How to help safely Updated 8th January
Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak Updated 7th January
School attendance: guidance for schools Updated 7th January
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Meeting with others safely (social distancing) Updated 7th January
Government advice on home moving during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak Updated 7th January
Higher education providers: coronavirus (COVID-19) Updated 7th January
Education Secretary outlines plans to support young people Published 6th January
National lockdown: Stay at Home Updated 6th January
COVID-19: guidance for those leading a nomadic way of life Updated 6th January
Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) Updated 6th January
COVID-19: Guidance for managing playgrounds and outdoor gyms Updated 6th January
COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of council buildings Updated 6th January
COVID-19: guidance for food businesses Updated 6th January
Supported living services during coronavirus (COVID-19) Updated 6th January
Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing home care Updated 6th January
Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for homecare workers Updated 6th January
COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities Updated 5th January
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and prisons Updated 5th January
England Lockdown: Stay At Home posters Published 5th January
£4.6 billion in new lockdown grants to support businesses and protect jobs Published 5th January
National lockdown: Stay at Home Published 4th January
If you need to self-isolate or cannot attend work due to coronavirus Published 31st December
COVID-19 vaccination: guide for older adults Updated 31st December
Unpaid Carers included in Priority 6 group for Covid-19 vaccinations Published 30th December
Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing home care Updated 24th December
Published 8pm 4th January
Summary: what you can and cannot do during the national lockdown
You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
You should follow this guidance immediately. The law will be updated to reflect these new rules.
You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to:
- shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
- go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
- exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
- meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
- seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
- attend education or childcare – for those eligible
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.
Higher Education provision will remain online until mid February for all except future critical worker courses.
If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local in the village, town, or part of the city where you live. You may leave your local area for a legally permitted reason, such as for work.
If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. You should not attend work
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).
You may exercise on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble.
You should not meet other people you do not live with, or have formed a support bubble with, unless for a permitted reason.
Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household.