Local Covid alert level Very High

Social contact

1 household / bubble in most locations, indoors and outdoors. Rule of six applies in some outdoors settings like parks, public gardens and sports courts.

Weddings and funerals

Up to 15 guests for weddings and up to 30 guests for funerals. 15 for wakes and related ceremonies. Wedding receptions not permitted.

Overnight stays

Those in area advised against overnight stays in other parts of UK. People outside area advised against overnight stays in area.

Working from home guidance

Work from home where possible.

Shopping and retail


Leisure and gyms

Any closures or additional restrictions subject to consultation.


Pubs and bars must close except where they operate as a restaurant, meaning they can only serve alcohol with a substantial meal. Further closures subject to consultation.

Enterainment and tourst attractions

Any closures / additional restrictions subject to consultation. Nightclubs and adult entertainment remain closed.


Schools, FE colleges open. Universities must reflect wider restrictions with option to move to greater online provision.

Healthcare and services


Residential care

Closed to external visitors other than in exceptional circumstances

Travel and transport

May continue to travel to open venues, but reduce number of journeys where possible. Avoid travel where possible in or out of the affected area with exceptions including work and school.

Sporting activity

Organised sport / licensed physical activity allowed in outdoor settings. Indoor organised sport must follow social contact rules (other than youth or disabled sport).


Open, subject to social contact rules.


Registered and wraparound childcare. Supervised activities permitted in private homes. Children’s groups permitted. Childcare bubbles for under 14s.

Youth clubs and activities