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Self-isolate and get a test if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

Read the current restrictions.

Recent and upcoming changes

From Saturday 17 July

Complete the move to alert level 1:

  • up to 6 people can meet indoors in private homes and holiday accommodation
  • organised indoor events for up to 1,000 seated or 200 standing can take place, subject to a risk assessment and taking reasonable measures
  • ice rinks can re-open
  • remove the legal restrictions on the number of people who can gather outdoors
  • allow up to 30 children from organisations, such as the Brownies and Scouts, to attend residential centres over the summer holidays

From Saturday 7 August (if conditions allow)

Complete the move to alert level 0:

  • remove legal restrictions on the number of people who can meet indoors, including in private homes, public places or at events
  • all businesses and premises can open, including nightclubs
  • people should still work from home wherever possible
  • face coverings will remain a legal requirement indoors, with the exception of hospitality premises. This will be kept under review.
  • fully vaccinated adults, under 18s and vaccine trial participants will not need to self-isolate if they are a close contact of someone with coronavirus.

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