Lockdown Rules 2nd Nov 2020.

As you will all be aware, Coronavirus figures are rising. On November 2nd 2020, England has been put back into a month long Lockdown. Below are the things you are/are not permitted to do:

Meeting Friends and Family

  • You should stay at home except for specific reasons including education, work (if it can't be done from home), exercise, medical needs, food and other essential shopping and to provide care.

  • You should not mix socially indoors, or in a private garden, with anyone who is not part of your household or support bubble. (A support bubble is when a person living alone or with children under 18 joins another household).

  • You can meet one other person at a time from another household, in an outdoors public place (such as a park, a street, countryside, an allotment or a children's playground).

  • Children under five, and disabled people who need round-the-clock care, are not counted towards the limit on two people meeting outside.

  • Children can continue to move between homes if their parents are separated.

  • Support groups of 15 people or fewer are allowed in certain circumstances, such as for new parents or addiction recovery.

Going to Work

  • You should work at home if possible.

  • If you have to return to your workplace, your employer must make arrangements for you to work safely.

Schools & Nurseries

  • Primary and secondary schools are open, as are nurseries and childcare.

  • If a school has coronavirus cases, local health protection teams will advise what to do.

  • All pupils and staff in secondary schools (Year 7 and above) must wear face coverings in communal areas outside the classroom.

  • Universities remain open - students have been told not to move between their place of learning and their permanent home during term time.


  • Pubs, restaurants, bars and cafes are closed during the lockdown, except for takeaways.

  • There is no limit on the time allowed for exercise outdoors or, for example, for sitting on a park bench or eating and drinking outside.

  • Leisure facilities such as gyms, swimming pools, tennis and basketball courts, golf courses, fitness and dance studios, climbing walls, archery, and driving and shooting ranges are all closed.

  • Entertainment venues including theatres, concert halls, cinemas, museums and galleries, are all closed.

  • Hotels, hostels, guest houses and campsites are closed except in certain circumstances (such as where they are someone's main residence, or where it is essential to stay there for work purposes).


  • All non-essential shops are closed, including clothing and homeware stores, vehicle showrooms (other than for rental), betting shops and market stalls selling non-essential goods.

  • Click-and-collect services are allowed.

  • Food shops, supermarkets, cycle shops, off-licences, pharmacies, hardware stores, banks, post offices, garden centres and pet shops can remain open.


  • You are not allowed to stay overnight away from your home, whether on holiday, in a second home or caravan, or with anyone you do not live with, or are in a support bubble with.

  • You can still move home, but people outside your household or support bubble should not help with moving house unless absolutely necessary.

  • You can leave home to visit someone who is giving birth or dying, to avoid or escape risk of injury or harm (such as domestic abuse), to visit someone in a hospice or hospital, to go with them to a medical appointment, or to go to the vets (or other animal welfare services).

  • It is possible to visit friends and family in care homes as long as Covid-secure measures are in place.

  • Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies cannot take place except where one of those getting married is seriously ill and not expected to recover. These weddings are limited to six people.

  • Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people. Linked ceremonial events can continue with up to 15 people.

  • Apart from funerals, places of worship will only be open to allow individual prayer or services to be broadcast to the congregation.

Please make the time to check on one another through phone calls, messaging and online video calls.

For further information, please check the official government website