What you can and can’t do – latest government updates
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Developments in the coronavirus pandemic remain uncertain around the world. No travel is risk-free.
Travel advice – Exemptions
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel.
Travel to some countries and territories is currently exempted.
This advice is being kept under constant review.
Travel disruption is still possible and national control measures may be brought in with little notice, so check GOV.UK travel guidance. More information here
What has changed?
The guidance for the clinically extremely vulnerable is that shielding has been paused.
- You do not need to follow previous shielding advice
- You can go to work as long as the workplace is Covid-secure, but should carry on working from home wherever possible
- Clinically extremely vulnerable children should attend education settings in line with the wider guidance on reopening of schools and guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings
- You can go outside as much as you like but you should still try to keep your overall social interactions low
- You can visit businesses, such as supermarkets, pubs and shops, while keeping 2 metres away from others wherever possible or 1 metre, plus other precautions
- You should continue to wash your hands carefully and more frequently than usual and that you maintain thorough cleaning of frequently touched areas in your home and/or workspace
- You will no longer receive free food parcels, medicine deliveries and basic care from the National Shielding Service
Facemasks – When and where you must wear them
The government has published staying safe outside your home guidance on what the new rules will mean. This page sets out key frequently asked questions to help you prepare for these changes.
Meeting others from outside of your household
You can find the most recent information about meeting others from outside of your household on GOV.UK.