There is still a lot of confusion as to the COVID restrictions in England from 5 November. Who should stay at home, what groups can meet, what shops and services can remain open and who is entitled to help and support are some of the questions being raised by people everywhere.
The Government has produced an article detailing the new national COVID restrictions which you can view here.
From Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, you must:
- Stay at home, except for specific purposes.
- Avoid meeting people you do not live with, except for specific purposes.
- Close certain businesses and venues.
You can leave the house to go to work, volunteer, deposit/withdraw money, education except extra curriculum classes e.g. drama classes.
Support groups that have to be delivered in person can continue with up to 15 participants where formally organised to provide mutual aid, therapy or any other form of support. This includes, but is not limited to, support to victims of crime, people in drug and alcohol recovery, new parents and guardians, people with long-term illnesses, people facing issues relating to their sexuality or gender, and those who have suffered bereavement, and vulnerable young people, including for them to meet young workers.