New national lockdown rules for England
National lockdown rules are currently in force in England.
People must now stay at home and only leave the home for a limited number of reasons.
These are to:
- shop for basic necessities, for yourself or a vulnerable person
- go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you are not able to work or volunteer from home
- exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area
- meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally allowed to form one
- seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
- attend education or childcare - for those eligible.
If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local in the village, town, or part of the city where you live. You may leave your local area for a legally permitted reason, such as for work.
If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential.
You cannot leave your home to meet socially with anyone you do not live with or are not in a support bubble with (if you are legally permitted to form one).
You may exercise on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble.
You should not meet other people you do not live with, or have formed a support bubble with, unless for a permitted reason.
Stay two metres apart from anyone not in your household.
For more information on the lockdown, including schools, colleges and universities, see the gov.uk website: National lockdown: Stay at Home I gov.uk
More information is available for those who are clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus and households with a possible or confirmed coronavirus infection. See the gov.uk website: Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 I gov.uk.
If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you should not attend work and limit the time you spend outside the home. You should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential.
You must work from home if possible. If it is not possible, you should remain at home on full pay and will continue to receive your normal contracted pay. If you have any concerns about this, please speak to your line manager immediately.
Coronavirus community testing
The three community testing centres at Grove Hall, Midway Community Centre and Gresley Old Hall remain open each day: 9am to 7pm on weekdays (last admission 6.15pm) and 9am to 4pm at weekends (last admission 3.15pm).
The test is available for those over the age of 11 who live in Swadlincote and who do not have symptoms. The testing will identify people with COVID-19, enable support for those who have to self-isolate and drive infection rates down in the County.
These centres will close on 12 February
Posted: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 18:44 by Parish Clerk