Covid-19 Supporting our residents

New COVID guidance

From 12 April there is a further easing of restrictions:

Business and activities

  • Opening of non-essential retail, personal care premises such as hairdressers and nail salons, and public buildings, including libraries and community centres.

  • Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms can also reopen (but only for use by people on their own or in household groups

  • Opening of most outdoor attractions and settings, including outdoor hospitality venues, zoos, theme parks, and drive-in cinemas.

  • Self-contained accommodation such as campsites and holiday lets, where indoor facilities are not shared with other households, can also reopen.

Hospitality venues
These are allowed to serve people outdoors. There will be no need for customers to order a substantial meal with alcoholic drinks and no curfew, although customers must order, eat and drink while seated (‘table service’). Wider social contact rules will apply in all these settings to prevent indoor mixing between different households.

Events
While funerals can continue with up to 30 mourners, the number of people able to attend weddings, receptions and commemorative events such as wakes will rise to 15.

More information is available on the Government’s roadmap webpage.