Coronavirus – Step 4 – what’s changed and how to stay safe

While cases are high and rising, everybody needs to continue to act carefully and remain cautious.
Testing when you have symptoms, and work places should continue regular lateral flow testing. Isolating when positive or when contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
Most legal restrictions to control COVID-19 have been lifted, including requirements for social distancing, working from home and wearing face coverings. The government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport. All remaining closed businesses and venues, including nightclubs, can reopen, and all capacity limits at sporting, entertainment, or business events have been lifted. Hospitality venues such as pubs, restaurants and bars are also no longer required to provide table service or follow other social distancing rules. There are also no longer limits on the number of people who can meet, who can attend weddings, civil partnerships, funerals and other life events (including receptions and celebrations), or who can attend communal worship.
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