There has been much discussion in the media and we thought we would try to offer some clarification. This is taken from gov.uk.
Cheshire West and Chester
Meeting friends and family
- You must not mix socially with people you don’t live with, in any indoor setting – whether at home or, for example, a pub or restaurant – unless they are part of your support or childcare bubble.
- There are exceptions, eg if your household or support bubble is larger than six, or if someone enters your house to carry out work, registered childcare or care for a vulnerable person.
- You may continue to mix with people outdoors (including in a garden or a park) but you must not meet in a group more than six, and you must follow social distancing rules.
- Meeting in larger groups is against the law, and you can be fined up to £6,400.
Going to work
You should work at home if possible. If you cannot do this, you can return to your workplace but your employer must make arrangements for you to work safely.
Schools and nurseries
Schools and nurseries remain open. In schools and colleges that teach Year 7 and above, face coverings should be worn by adults and pupils when moving around the premises, but not usually in a classroom.
- Pubs, bars and restaurants are restricted to table service only and must close at 22:00 GMT.
- Customers should not mix indoors with anyone from outside their own household or support bubble. Outdoors, you can meet in groups of up to six people.
- At least one member of any group should give their contact details to the venue or check in using the NHS Covid app.
- Face coverings must be worn, except when seated to eat or drink.
You must wear a face covering in shops, supermarkets and shopping centres.
- If you need to travel, you should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make and are encouraged to walk or cycle, rather than use public transport.
- You should avoid travelling in a car with someone outside your household or support bubble unless you can practise social distancing.
- You can stay at hotels or guest accommodation, inside or outside your area, but only with people in your household or support bubble.
- You should avoid travelling to any part of England subject to very high (tier three) local Covid alert levels.
- When travelling to other parts of the UK you should respect the rules in those areas.
- The Welsh government has banned all travel from your area to Wales, except for a limited number of reasons such as going to school or work.
- Weddings, civil partnership ceremonies and wedding receptions are restricted to 15 people
- Up to 30 people can attend a funeral. Wakes are restricted to 15 people.
- You should not visit a care home except in exceptional circumstances.