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Live Local Lockdown Map: Every Local Authority Subject To New Restrictions Across Great Britain

Live Local Lockdown Map: Every Local Authority Subject To New Restrictions Across Great Britain

Some areas of the UK are currently subject to stricter coronavirus restrictions (PA)

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Coronavirus hotspots across the UK have been subjected to localised lockdown restrictions in a bid to slow the spread of the virus—use PoliticsHome’s interactive map to find out what restrictions apply where.

 

Each of the UK’s four nations sets its own public health policies, meaning restrictions differ between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland

Selected postcodes in Northern Ireland are subject to localised restrictions as of 10 September. Visit nidirect.gov.uk to view the affected areas. 

Postcode areas may be added and removed from the local restrictions as the patterns of infection change, and further interventions and restrictions could be added as necessary.

Face coverings: Face coverings are compulsory on public transport, in shops and supermarkets, and in selected other indoor settings. They are also advised wherever social distancing is not possible.

Work from home: The government is currently advising that people should work from home where they can. Where this is not possible, employers must ensure that their workplace follows national Covid-safe guidelines.

Social distancing:  Individuals are advised to stay one metre apart from each other as of 29 June. 

Gatherings: Households cannot mix indoors, with some exceptions, and no more than six people from two households can meet in a private garden. You are still able to form a social bubble with another household of any size, but gatherings indoors must be under six people. Up to 15 people from two different households can meet in an outdoor setting.

Events: Weddings and funerals are permitted indoors. The maximum number of attendees depends on the venue’s ability to ensure social distancing. A limited number of fans have been allowed to attend sporting events, and Stormon is examining the viability of increasing these numbers.

Business closures: Most indoor settings such as non-essential retail, hairdressers, libraries, places of worship, and museums and galleries have been allowed to reopen.

Curfew: As of Wednesday 30 September, all pubs and restaurants will be required to shut by 11 pm. 

Travel: There are no restrictions on domestic travel, except in some areas experiencing localised lockdowns. Those arriving from selected international destinations are required to self-isolate for 14 days. You can view the current travel advice for Northern Ireland here.

Visit the nidirect.gov.uk website for all the latest rules and guidance for Northern Ireland.

England

There are currently localised restrictions in 29 local authorities in England including Birmingham, Bolton, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle, Solihull and Warrington. 

Face coverings: Face coverings are compulsory on public transport, in shops and supermarkets, and in selected other indoor settings such as museums, cinemas, galleries and places of worship. They are also advised wherever social distancing is not possible. Staff in the hospitality and retail sectors are now also required to wear face masks, as well as passengers in taxis.

Work from home: The government is currently advising that people should work from home where they can. Where this is not possible, employers must ensure that their workplace follows national Covid-safe guidelines.

Social distancing: Individuals are advised to stay two metres apart from each other but, where this is not possible, one metre is advised. 

Gatherings: Gatherings of more than six people are illegal both indoors and outdoors as of 14 September. From 28 September, weddings ceremonies and receptions are allowed up to 15 guests. Funerals are permitted for up to 30 guests. 

Events:  From 28 September, weddings ceremonies and receptions are allowed up to 15 guests. Funerals are permitted for up to 30 guests. The reopening of large sporting events, exhibition halls and conference centres due on 1 October has been postponed. 

Business closures: Most indoor settings such as non-essential retail, hairdressers, libraries, places of worship, and museums and galleries have been allowed to reopen. Nightclubs have not been allowed to reopen.

Curfew: As of Thursday 24 September, all pubs and restaurants will be required to shut by 10 pm. Venues will also only be allowed to offer table service.

Travel: There are no restrictions on domestic travel, except in some areas experiencing localised lockdowns. Those arriving from selected international destinations are required to self-isolate for 14 days. You can view the latest travel advice for England here.

Visit the gov.uk website for all the latest rules and guidance for England.

Wales

There are currently partial or full local restrictions in 13 local authorities in Wales: Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Llanelli (Carmarthenshire), Merthyr Tydfil, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea and Wrexham.

Face coverings: Face coverings are compulsory on public transport, in shops and supermarkets, and in selected other indoor settings. They are also advised wherever social distancing is not possible. 

Work from home: The government is currently advising that people should work from home where they can. Where this is not possible, employers must ensure that their workplace follows national Covid-safe guidelines.

Social distancing: Individuals are advised to stay two metres apart from each other, and employers are required to ensure employees can maintain a two-metre distance. Children under 11 are exempt from this rule.

Gatherings: People can only gather in groups of up to six indoors and must all belong to the same extended household group. Up to four households are able to join together to form an extended household. Children under 11 are exempt from these restrictions.

Local restrictions: In areas subject to local restrictions, people cannot form extended households or meet people from outside their household indoors. Adults living alone and single parents will still be able to form an extended household as of 3 October.

Events: As of 22 August, the number of people able to attend wedding ceremonies is dependent on the venue’s ability to ensure social distancing. Wedding receptions are allowed for up to 30 guests indoors. There are no restrictions on funeral attendance, provided social distancing is observed. 

Business closures: Most indoor settings such as non-essential retail, hairdressers, libraries, places of worship, and museums and galleries have been allowed to reopen.

Curfew: All pubs and restaurants are now required to shut by 10 pm. Venues will also only be allowed to offer table service.

Travel: There are no restrictions on domestic travel, except in some areas experiencing localised lockdowns. Those arriving from selected international destinations are required to self-isolate for 14 days. You can view the latest travel advice for Wales here.

Visit the gov.wales website for all the latest rules and guidance for Wales.

Scotland

There are currently local restrictions in across the Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Lanarkshire, Forth Valley, Lothian and Ayrshire and Arran health board areas.

Face coverings: Face coverings are compulsory on public transport, in shops and supermarkets, and in selected other indoor settings. They are also advised wherever social distancing is not possible. 

Work from home: The government is currently advising that people should work from home where they can. Where this is not possible, employers must ensure that their workplace follows national Covid-safe guidelines.

Social distancing: Individuals are advised to stay two metres apart from each other. Children under 12 do not have to social distance outdoors. 

Gatherings: Gatherings of more than six people from up to two households are not permitted outdoors. Separate households can no longer meet in people’s homes, with limited exceptions. Groups of up to six people from two households can continue to meet indoors in public spaces. Children under 12 are exempt from these restrictions.

Events: Up to 20 people can attend wedding ceremonies and receptions. The same limit applies to funerals. The phased return of fans to large sporting fixtures from 5 October as been postponed.

Business closures: Licenses premises can only serve alcohol outdoors. Most indoor settings such as non-essential retail, hairdressers, libraries, places of worship, and museums and galleries have been allowed to reopen. 

Curfew: All pubs and restaurants are required to shut indoor areas by 6 pm from 9 October to 25 October. They can serve alcohol outdoors and provide take away until 10 pm. Venues will also only be allowed to offer table service.

Travel: There are no restrictions on domestic travel, except in some areas experiencing localised lockdowns. Those arriving from selected international destinations are required to self-isolate for 14 days. You can view the latest travel advice for Wales here.

Visit the gov.scot website for all the latest rules and guidance for Scotland.

 
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