Coronavirus (COVID-19) - We are now in a national lockdown: stay at home. Find out how it is affecting our services.

National lockdown

National lockdown: Stay at home


We are now in a national lockdown: Stay at home

People must adhere to the following restrictions:

You must stay home.

Only valid reasons to leave your home:

  • shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
  • go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
  • exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area
  • meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
  • attend education or childcare - for those eligible (vulnerable children or children of critical workers)

If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local in the village, town, or part of the city where you live. You may leave your local area for a legally permitted reason, such as for work.

If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. You should not attend work

To find out more, please visit: GOV.UK

Prime Minister announces national lockdown - Monday 4 January 2021

Prime Minister's address to the nation - Monday 4 January 2021


Impacts on our services

Please see the News and updates page on our COVID-19 hub for the latest information about our services

Last updated on 05 January 2021