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Rolling rate for the seven days to . England average is

Total cases (up to )

Total deaths within 28 days of a positive test (up to )

7-day rolling case rate compared to England average

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Coronavirus Government Restrictions Summary

National Lockdown: Stay at Home

From 05 January, national lockdown rules apply in England.  Help reduce our infection rates and lower the spread of coronavirus in our community by following the rules for National Lockdown: Stay at Home. This is to protect yourself, your loved ones and to help reduce the number of people needing hospital care. 

This Stay at Home Poster provides a summary of the new restrictions. Alternative text is provided in our National Lockdown Summary below. The Government has also published easy read, largeprint and translated versions of the stay at home guidance. 

National Lockdown Summary: What you can and cannot do

Stay at home

The new strain of coronavirus is spreading fast. We all need to play our part to stop the spread.

Leaving Home

You must not leave, or be outside of your home or garden, except for a very limited set of exemptions e.g. to shop for basic necessities, exercise, go to work if you cannot do so from home, or to escape risk of harm.

Meeting Others

You cannot leave your home to meet socially with anyone, except with your household or support bubble (if eligible to form one). Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or support bubble.


You may exercise on your own, with your household or support bubble, or with one person from another household (when on your own). Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or support bubble.

Bars, Pubs and Restaurants

Hospitality closed aside from sales by takeaway (until 11pm), click-and-collect, drive-through or delivery. Alcohol cannot be purchased through takeaway or click-and-collect from hospitality venues.


Essential shops can open. Non-essential retail must close and can only run click-and- collect and delivery.

Work and Business

Everyone must work from home unless they are unable to do so.


Early years settings open. Primary and secondary schools and colleges move to remote provision except for vulnerable children and children of critical workers. Most university students to move to remote learning.

Leisure and sporting facilities

Closed, with limited exceptions.


Closed, with limited exceptions.

Personal Care




Overnight stays

You must not stay overnight away from home. Limited exceptions apply e.g. to stay with your support bubble.

Weddings and Funerals

Funerals of up to 30 people permitted. Weddings up to 6 people permitted in exceptional circumstances. Wakes and other linked ceremonial events of up to 6 permitted.

Places of worship

Places of worship can remain open and communal worship is permitted, but you must not mix with those outside your household or support bubble.


You must stay at home. If you do leave home for a very limited set of exemptions, you should stay local in the village, town, or part of the city where you live where possible. Do not travel abroad unless an exemption applies.

Clinically extremely vulnerable

Shielding reintroduced across England. You should not travel to work, school, college or university and should limit the time you spend outside the home. You should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential.

Care home visits

Visits can take place with arrangements such as substantial screens, visiting pods, or behind windows. Close-contact indoor visits are not allowed. No visits will be permitted in the event of an outbreak but end of life visits are permitted in all circumstances.



Further information on

You can find information on the new national restrictions on, including what you can and cannot do, travel, self-isolating and testing, vaccination, business closures, work and financial support available:



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