This content was last updated on 12 April 2021.
Government has announced a 4 step plan to ease lockdown in England.
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Some restrictions, specifically those around what businesses can open, have changed. From 12 April:
Weddings, civil partnership ceremonies, wakes and other commemorative events will be able to take place for up to 15 people - more information is available below
Self-contained accommodation can open for overnight stays in England with your household or support bubble
Care home residents can nominate two named individuals for regular indoor visits (following a rapid lateral flow test) - further information will be available from your care home
For more detailed information on what businesses may open, including what you need to do as a business owner, please visit our Covid-19 Business support and advice page.
You must not meet indoors with anybody you do not live with, unless they are part of your support bubble or another legal exemption applies, such as for care, volunteering or work.
Approximately 1 in 3 people who have coronavirus have no symptoms and could be spreading it without realising it.
You can meet up outdoors with friends and family you do not live with, either:
For more information visit GOV.UK - grassroots sports guidance for the public and sport providers.
For up-to-date information please visit the government's website below:
You can leave home to attend or visit a place of worship for communal worship, a funeral or event related to a death, a burial ground or a remembrance garden, or to attend a wedding ceremony. You should follow the guidance on the safe use of places of worship and must not mingle with anyone outside of your household or support bubble when attending a place of worship.
Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies must only take place with up to 15 people.
Anyone working is not counted in this limit. Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.
Wedding receptions can also take place for up to 15 people, but must take place outdoors, not including private gardens.
For more information visit, GOV.UK - Guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships.
Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people and may take place indoors.
Linked religious, belief-based or commemorative events, such as wakes, stone settings and ash scatterings can also continue with up to 15 people in attendance.
For more information visit GOV.UK - guidance for arranging or attending a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic.
Travel abroad remains prohibited with some exceptions. For more information visit GOV.UK - Coronavirus (COVID-19): jobs that qualify for travel exemptions
For the latest information on coronavirus testing in Preston, please visit our Coronavirus testing page, using the button below.
You may be asked to self-isolate for a number of reasons including a positive test for you, someone in your household, if you've been contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service or whether you are experiencing coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms.
For more information on the importance of self-isolating as well as accessing the Test and Trace Support Payment for people on low income who are required to self-isolate, please visit our self-isolating page.
If you are concerned about the implementation of COVID secure measures in a business, workplace or other public building please report this by using our Coronavirus report form.
For a comprehensive list of COVID-19 symptoms visit NHS - COVID-19.
If you are displaying these symptoms or feel unwell please get tested as soon as possible.
Where practical please avoid the use of taxis or public transport to attend a testing site.
Help for vulnerable people is still available via Preston Together.
For the latest guidance and exemptions visit GOV.UK - Face coverings - when to wear one and how to make your own.