Daily Briefings

As lockdown continues to ease in England, changes mean that from 11th July:  

  • you may participate in team and other grassroots sports
  • outdoor swimming pools and outdoor water parks can open
  • outdoor performances in front of a live audience and indoor rehearsals can take place in COVID-19 secure venues. 

From 13 July :

  • close contact services, such as nail bars, salons, tanning booths, spas, massage parlours, tattoo parlours and body piercing studios, can open. Only services that do not involve work in the highest risk zone – directly in front of the face – should be made available to clients, in line with government guidance.

And from 25 July:

  • sports facilities and venues, including such as indoor gyms, fitness and dance studios, indoor swimming pools and indoor water parks, will open – subject to evidence closer to the time


As was already the case, in terms of seeing friends and family, you can:

  • meet in groups of up to two households (anyone in your support bubble counts as one household) in any location - public or private, indoors or outdoors. You do not always have to meet with the same household - you can meet with different households at different times. However, it remains the case - even inside someone’s home - that you should socially distance from anyone not in your household or bubble. This change also does not affect the support you receive from your carers
  • continue to meet outdoors in groups of up to six people from different households, following social distancing guidelines
  • stay overnight away from your home with your own household or support bubble, or with members of one other household

It remains the case that you should not:

  • socialise indoors in groups of more than two households (anyone in your support bubble counts as one household) – this includes when dining out or going to the pub
  • socialise outdoors in a group of more than six people from different households; gatherings larger than six should only take place if everyone is from exclusively two households or support bubbles
  • interact socially with anyone outside the group you are attending a place with, even if you see other people you know, for example, in a restaurant, community centre or place of worship
  • hold or attend celebrations (such as parties) where it is difficult to maintain social distancing
  • stay overnight away from your home with members of more than one other household (your support bubble counts as one household)


Self Isolation

If you or a member of your household (or household bubble) develop the symptoms of coronavirus (anosmia, a new persistent dry cough OR a temperature above 100F/ 37.8C) then you and every member of your household should remain at home at all times for 14 days. This means you cannot leave home to shop or exercise, and should arrange to have supplies delivered to your door. You should also self isolate for 14 days if you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace and informed you have interacted with an infected person.