National lockdown: Stay at Home

Remember - ‘Hands. Face. Space’:

  • hands – wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
  • face – wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
  • space – stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors)

Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly across the country. Find out what you can and cannot do.

The lockdown comes following a significant increase in coronavirus cases nationally and is to limit the spread of the virus.

From (5 JAN 2021) everyone will be required to stay at home, except for a few very specific purposes:

  • Essential shopping
  • For work, if you absolutely cannot work from home
  • Exercise
  • To seek medical assistance (including to get a Covid-19 test)
  • To escape domestic abuse

Shielding will resume from tomorrow (5 JAN 2021) for those who are clinically extremely vulnerable. Those affected will be written to in the coming days by the government as to what this means to them.

Further information about the new national lockdown will be published by the Government and can be accessed here and will be updated, as more details are available.



Published: Jan 5, 2021

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