Thanks to the hard work of our NHS colleagues and key workers, and your efforts against Covid, we’re now in step three of the Government’s roadmap to recovery.
This allows greater freedom for people to socialise and the return of much missed aspects of life.
Indoor hospitality – typically pubs and restaurants – is now allowed as is indoor entertainment and attractions.
Organised adult sport is back again as is overnight accommodation for you and others outside your household including hotels. There is some international travel – please check the latest position and the status of countries to be visited.
Up to 30 people can attend significant life events – like weddings – and indoor and outdoor events like some football matches can be attended but you need to check arrangements and event capacity first.
In order to retain these freedoms we must keep working together against Covid, especially in the face of the newer variants which can spread faster.
We must keep washing our hands, covering our face unless exempt, maintain social distancing, and let in fresh air.
If you develop Covid symptoms, you must still self-isolate immediately along with your household and book a test on the Gov.uk website.
If you’ve no symptoms and feel healthy, it’s important to still take a twice-weekly asymptomatic test to help make sure you haven’t got Covid and are spreading it unintentionally. You can order a test kit to be sent straight to your home or find a pick-up location close to you.
Alternatively you can visit an asymptomatic testing site.
When you’re called for your vaccination, make sure you go and attend your second appointment also. It’s only with both jabs that you’ll get a higher and longer level of protection from Covid, to keep you and others safe.
If you’re unsure about getting the vaccine for any reason, it’s a good idea to take time to look at reputable sources to help you make your decision. This is because social media can allow misinformation to spread quickly between people. There’s a full FAQ from the NHS in Lincolnshire which covers all sorts of questions. You can help the fight against misinformation by pointing others towards information from reputable sources, such as the NHS or local councils, too.
Our Council remains well-placed to respond to Covid and the challenges it continues to bring, having made a number of well-placed adjustments to the operation of our services.
Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
Go to Gov.uk/coronavirus - for the latest information from the UK Government.
Go to the NHS website for information about the virus and how to protect yourself.
Keep yourself informed - service disruptions are detailed on our current service disruptions page.
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