Current Restrictions

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National Restrictions
Stay at Home
From 5 January
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.
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.
RETAIL
Essential shops can open. Non-essential retail must close and can only open for click-and-collect and delivery.
WORK AND BUSINESS
Everyone must work from home unless they are unable to do so.
EDUCATION
Early years settings open. Primary and secondary schools and colleges move to remote provision, except from vulnerable children and children of critical workers. Most university students to move to remote learning.
LEISURE AND SPORTING FACILITIES
Closed, with limited exceptions.
ACCOMMODATION
Closed, with limited exceptions.
PERSONAL CARE
Closed.
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 of up to 6 people permitted in exceptional circumstances. Wakes and other linked ceremonial events of up to 6 permitted.
ENTERTAINMENT
Closed.
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.
TRAVELLING
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.
EXERCISE
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.
CLINICALLY EXTREMELY VULNERABLE
Shielding reintroduced across England. You should not travel to work, school, college or university and shout limited the time you spend outside the home. You should only go out for medical appointments 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.

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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