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All information is taken from www.gov.uk/coronavirus

What are the rules now?

  • You must not meet socially with more than 6 people from other households. The rule applies both indoors and outdoors. This means more than 6 people of any age - from different households - cannot meet at home, or in a restaurant, pub, park or other social venue. There are some exceptions, it will not apply to schools, workplaces or weddings, funerals and organised team sports. It will also not apply if your household or support bubble includes more than 6 people. It will be enforced through a £100 fine if people fail to comply, doubling with each offence up to a maximum of £3,200.

  • You should keep 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or support bubble wherever possible. 

  • If this is not possible, you must keep at least 1 metre distance and take other precautions such as wearing a face covering. 

  • Good hand hygiene is vital - wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, or use hand sanitiser.

  • You must wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in shops, on public transport and in other enclosed spaces.

  • You can only socialise indoors in groups of up to two households (anyone in your support bubble counts as one household) – this includes when dining out or going to the pub.

  • You can meet up to 6 people from different households outside. 

  • You can meet up to 30 people outside if you are all from no more than two households. People from your support bubble are classed as in the same household as you. 

  • You should work from home if you can. 

  • If you go on holiday abroad, you will have to self isolate - that means stay at home - for 14 days unless you are travelling from an exempt country. It's really important you continue to practice social distancing and hand hygiene on holiday.

  • If you have any Covid symptoms - high temperature, new continuous cough, loss or change in your sense of taste or smell - self isolate and book a free test straight away. www.nhs.gov.uk/coronavirus or call 119.

  • If you test positive for Covid-19 you must self isolate for 10 days from the day your symptoms started. Anyone you live with must self isolate for 14 days from the start of your symptoms. They should book a free test straight away if they have any symptoms.

  • If you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace (it will be a text or call from a 0300 number) and told you've been in contact with a person who has coronavirus you must follow their advice and stay at home (self-isolate) for 14 days from the day you were last in contact with the person.

  • If you need help with food or medicine deliveries when you are self isolating, visit www.connectedkingston.co.uk, call 020 8547 5000 or complete the Kingston Stronger Together support form at bitly.com/KingstonHelp

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