Summary of what you must do and what is open at medium risk alert level 2.
What you must do at alert level 2
At alert level 2 you must:
- Follow social distancing rules with people you don’t live with or who aren’t in your exclusive extended household.
- Wear a face covering (if you are able to) in all indoor public places.
- Only form an extended household with no more than 1 other household and they should stay the same.
- Not meet with anyone in a private home other than those you live with or your extended household.
- Meet no more than 3 other people indoors in a cafe, restaurant or other open premises.
- Meet no more than 3 other people in private gardens.
- Meet no more than 3 other people outdoors (unless with extended household of a larger number).
- Work from home if you can.
- Not travel to areas of high prevalence without reasonable excuse.
What can open at alert level 2
- Schools, colleges and childcare providers.
- Higher education institutions (mix of in-person and remote learning).
- Licenced premises (can serve alcohol between 6am and 10pm where part of a substantial meal. Premises must close by 10:20pm).
- Non-essential retail.
- Close contact services.
- Holiday accommodation.
- Entertainment venues.
- Indoor visitor attractions.
- Outdoor visitor attractions.
- Leisure and fitness facilities.
- Theatres and concert halls (restricted numbers).
- Places of worship.
- Community centres.
- Libraries and archive services.
- Sport courts, golf courses.
- Playgrounds and public parks.
- Organised indoor activities (up to 15 people).
- Organised outdoor activities (up to 30 people).
- International travel.
- Weddings (ceremony limit set by venue).
- Wedding reception or wake (15 people indoors, 30 outdoors).
What must be closed at alert level 2
- Venues for events and conferences.
- Ice skating rinks for public use.
- Nightclubs and adult entertainment venues.