As a country, we all need to do what we can to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

That is why the government has given clear guidance on self-isolationstaying at home and away from others, and asked that schools only remain open for those children who absolutely need to attend.

On 23 March the government stepped up measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus and save lives, these measures included published guidance on which businesses and venues must close.

Takeaway and delivery services may remain open and operational in line with guidance below. Online retail is still open and encouraged and postal and delivery service will run as normal.

Employers who have people in their offices or onsite should ensure that employees are able to follow Public Health England guidelines including, where possible, maintaining a 2 metre distance from others, and washing their hands with soap and water often, for at least 20 seconds (or using hand sanitiser gel if soap and water is not available).

Parks will remain open but only for individuals and households to exercise once a day. Communal spaces within parks such as playgrounds and football pitches will be closed. See further government guidance on access to green spaces.

The links below will open the specific sections of the guidance published by the Cabinet Office:

  1. Businesses and venues that must remain closed
  2. Work carried out in people’s homes
  3. Takeaway and delivery facilities should remain open and operational.
  4. Length of closure
  5. Compliance
  6. Financial support
  7. Business support
  8. Business rates
  9. Further information

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