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Current Restrictions

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From 19 July
MEETING OTHERS
There are no limits on meeting others, indoors our outdoors.
BARS, PUBS AND RESTAURANTS
Open. No limits indoors or outdoors.
RETAIL
All retail (essential and non-essential) can open.
WORK AND BUSINESS
Businesses can choose to return to the office using a staggered approach over summer or alternatively, continue working from home.
EDUCATION
Schools, colleges and universities are fully open. Regular testing provided for secondary school and college students.
LEISURE AND SPORTING FACILITIES
Indoor and outdoor sporting facilities can open, including gyms, indoor group classes, tennis courts and swimming pools.
ACCOMMODATION
All holiday accommodation is open, including hotels and B&Bs.
PERSONAL CARE
Open.
OVERNIGHT STAYS
All overnight stays are allowed.
WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS
Weddings and civil partnerships can take place with no limit on guests in a COVID secure venue. No limit on funeral attendees.
ENTERTAINMENT
Events, including outdoor and indoor attractions can open, including museums and galleries.
PLACES OF WORSHIP
Open. No limit on attendees.
TRAVELLING
You should minimise travel as much as possible. Avoid the busiest times and routes. International travel is now allowed, with restrictions in place. Check if your destination is on the green, red or amber lists.
EXERCISE
Gyms and leisure facilities are open. You can exercise outdoors and indoors.
CLINICALLY EXTREMELY VULNERABLE
The clinically extremely vulnerable are no longer advised to shield from 1 April 2021, but are advised to continue taking extra precautions such as keeping social interaction low and shopping at quieter times of the day.
CARE HOME VISITS
Care home residents will be able to nominate up to five named individuals for regular indoor visits (following a rapid lateral flow test) and can have 'low risk' visits outside of the residential home.

Find out what support you can get

 

For example, if you're out of work, need to get food, or want to take care of your mental health. 

gov.uk/coronavirus

If you have any coronavirus symptoms:

 

A high temperature, a new, continuous cough. Loss of, or change to your sense of smell or taste.

Get a test and stay at home.

For more information and detailed guidance go to:

www.darlington.gov.uk/coronavirus

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