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National restrictions: from 12 April 2021

Full details on the 12 April rule changes can be found on the Government's website.

Key points

Staffordshire residents can enjoy the continued easing of Coronavirus restrictions but are urged to keep following safety guidelines and taking precautions as a number of non-essential businesses, outdoor hospitality and community settings reopen.

The stay at home rule was lifted at the end of March, but residents are urged to keep following safety guidelines and taking precautions.

Current rules:

  • people can meet outside, either with one other household or within the ‘rule of six’ – including within private gardens;
  • you should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the number of journeys you make where possible;
  • people are encouraged to stay local (holidays in the UK and abroad are still not allowed);
  • care home residents will be able to nominate two named individuals for regular indoor visits (following a rapid lateral flow test);
  • non-essential retail, indoor sports and leisure facilities, and hairdressers and nail salons can reopen;
  • restaurants and pubs can serve people outdoors;
  • public buildings such as libraries and community centres can reopen
  • indoor and outdoor childcare and supervised activities are allowed for all children;
  • weddings, civil partnership ceremonies, wakes and other commemorative events can take place, attended by up to 15 people, in permitted indoor venues;
  • wedding receptions can take place outdoors for up to 15 people, but this doesn’t include in private gardens;
  • self-contained accommodation will be able to open for overnight stays in England with your household or support bubble;

Roadmap out of lockdown

The next step on the Government’s proposed timetable for easing restrictions is no earlier than 17 May, where the easing of social distancing measures could see limits of meeting people indoors and outdoors relaxed.

This could also see the reopening of indoor hospitality and other businesses in all but the highest risk settings.

A frequently asked questions page about restrictions across Staffordshire is available.

A frequently asked questions page about restrictions across Staffordshire is available.

More detail about the plans for easing further restrictions in the near future and the governments roadmap out of lockdown is available on GOV.UK

More information

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