The Prime Minister unveils England's lockdown exit plan (Monday 22 February 2021)
From 8 March pupils will return to face-to-face education in school and further education. Outdoor recreation, such as a picnic, will be allowed. This can be on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble. Indoor visits to care homes will start again, from 8 March, for a single named visitor.
Current lockdown restrictions remain in place until 8 March.
Full guidance is available on GOV.UK Coronavirus (opens in a new window)
Government announces national lockdown (Monday 4 January 2021)
Everyone in England must stay at home except for specific reasons, including essential shopping, to work, if you cannot work from home, to exercise, to seek medical help, and to escape domestic abuse.
Full guidance is available on the dedicated guidance pages of the Government’s website (opens in a new window).
Translated content: Stay at Home Guidance
Advice and guidance
Further advice and guidance
- Advice for people with cancer
- Advice on accessing green spaces safely (GOV.UK)
- Armed forces veteran community
- Births, Deaths, Marriages and Citizenship
- Car sharing advice
- Direct payments and personal budgets
- Employers and businesses
- Funding for Charities and Voluntary Organisations
- Government announcements
- Guidance for the safe use of places of worship (GOV.UK)
- How to stop spread of COVID-19
- Information for employees
- Library services
- Mental health urgent help
- Outbreak Control Plan
- Pension advice
- Travelling abroad
- Unpaid carers
- Youth community provision
- Youth workers and those working with young people
COVID-19, Domestic Abuse and Your Community
You might be worried about yourself or a friend/relative’s wellbeing whilst we are being asked to stay at home as part of the COVID-19 emergency measures. If so, help is available:
SafeLives ending domestic abuse # you are not alone
Safe Lives have all the domestic abuse resources in a one stop link:
Website: SafeLives ending domestic abuse - Domestic abuse and COVID-19 (opens in a new window)
Free phone 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247
Men’s Advice Line on 0808 801 0327 (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm)
In an emergency always dial 999
For more information about this service and further domestic abuse related information and services please visit the Worcestershire County Council Domestic abuse website.