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Current Restrictions

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National Restrictions
From 12 April
MEETING OTHERS
You should not mix indoors except with your household or support bubble. You can meet outdoors, including in gardens, in groups of 6 people or 2 households.
BARS, PUBS AND RESTAURANTS
Hospitality venues with outdoor seating can open.
RETAIL
All retail (essential and non-essential) can open.
WORK AND BUSINESS
Everyone must work from home unless they are unable to do so.
EDUCATION
Early years settings, schools and colleges are open for all students. Students on practical university courses can return. Students and staff will be regularly tested. Other Higher Education students should continue to learn remotely.
LEISURE AND SPORTING FACILITIES
Indoor and outdoor sporting facilities can open, including gyms, tennis courts and swimming pools. Parent and child groups can take place outdoors in public spaces.
ACCOMMODATION
Self-contained accommodation can open.
PERSONAL CARE
Personal care services such as hairdressers and nail salons can reopen, including those provided from a mobile setting.
OVERNIGHT STAYS
Members of the same household can take a holiday in self-contained accommodation - but holidays abroad are still banned.
WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS
Funerals of up to 30 people permitted. Weddings, civil partnership ceremonies, wakes and other commemorative events can take place for up to 15 people (anyone working is not included in this limit).
ENTERTAINMENT
Most outdoor attractions including zoos, theme parks, and drive-in performances (such as cinemas and concerts) can open. some smaller outdoor events such as fetes, literary fairs, and fairgrounds can take place.
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 should minimise travel as much as possible. Avoid the busiest times and routes.
EXERCISE
Gyms and leisure facilities are open. You can exercise outdoors in a group of 6 or with another household. Larger groups can also take part in formally organised outdoor sports.
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 two named individuals for regular indoor visits (following a rapid lateral flow test).

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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