The UK Government has released a Covid 19 Recovery Strategy that initially involves three phases to reduce the current restrictions in place.
The following slides have been issued by the UK Government to outline these steps, however, a more detailed report can be accessed HERE.
A series of FAQs can be accessed HERE, which include the following questions.
There will be a limited number of things you can do on Wednesday that you cannot do now:
At all times, you should continue to observe social distancing guidelines when you are outside your home, including ensuring you are 2 metres away from anyone outside your household. As with before, you cannot:
If you are showing coronavirus symptoms, or if you or any of your household are self-isolating, you should stay at home – this is critical to staying safe and saving lives.
You should stay at home as much as possible. The reasons you may leave home include:
These reasons are exceptions and a fuller list is set out in the regulations. Even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent away from the home and ensuring that you are two metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
Yes. Sports courts* can re-open, but you should only partake in such activities alone, with members of your household, or with one other person from outside your household, while practising social distancing. You should take particular care if you need to use any indoor facilities next to these outdoor courts, such as toilets.
*Please note that Woodley Town Council will not be opening its tennis courts because these are provided on a ticketed system and would require the leisure centre to be open, which is currently not permitted.
You should not use these facilities if you are showing coronavirus symptoms, or if you or any of your household are self-isolating.
You can meet one other person from outside your household if you are outdoors. Public gatherings of more than 2 people from different households are prohibited in law. There are no limits on gatherings in the park with members of your household.
The government has asked the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) to advise on the concept of “bubbles”, which would mean allowing people to expand their household group to include one other household. For the time being, you cannot visit friends or family, except to spend time outdoors with up to one person from a different household.
Woodley Town Council will continue to respond according to the UK Government guidelines and will keep its residents updated.