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Summary of what you must do at alert level 0.

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5 August 2021
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At Alert Level 0, from 28 January 2021, there are no legal limits on the number of people who can meet, including in private homes, public places or at events. In addition all businesses and premises may be open.

However, we have not yet reached a position where we can remove all protections and – in line with the latest scientific and public health advice – we are keeping some key rules in place in law. In these respects collective responsibility is needed rather than personal choice.

  1. Businesses, employers and other organisations must continue to undertake a specific coronavirus risk assessment and take reasonable measures to minimise exposure to, and the spread of, coronavirus.
  2. Everyone must follow self-isolation rules and guidance
  3. Adults and children over 11 must continue to wear face-coverings  on public transport and in indoor public places, with the exception of hospitality settings such as restaurants, pubs, cafes, nightclubs or for solemnisation of a marriage, formation of a civil partnership or an alternative wedding ceremonies, although it is still strongly advised in these settings.
  4.  People over the age of 18 are required to show the NHS COVID pass to demonstrate they are either fully vaccinated, have had a recent negative Lateral Flow Test, or have a specific medical exemption, to enter the following venues and events:
    • Outdoor non-seated events of over 4,000, where people will be mixing closely for prolonged periods.
    • Any event, of any nature, which has more than 10,000 people in attendance.
    • Theatres
    • Cinemas
    • Concert halls
    • Night clubs