Stay local to stay safe

Following the announcement on Monday 4 January we are updating residents on the latest national restrictions that asks people in England to stay local to prevent the spread of the new variant of COVID -19.

You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave home to:

  • 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
  • seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
  • attend education or childcare - for those eligible

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

You can find the full guidance for the national restrictions on the government website.

Click here for the latest government advice relating to all tiers.

Please stay local to keep you and your loved ones safe.