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What are the rules in Stockton-on-Tees?

The Government has put a roadmap in place to move the country slowly out of lockdown.

You can read the roadmap in full on 

The guidance is available in British Sign Language, in Easy Read Format and in large print.

It is also in a variety of languages:

Step 2 of the roadmap came into place on Monday 12 April.

Here you can view Step 1 and Step 2 of the Roadmap

You can also read a summary of the current rules below:

  • Outdoor gatherings (including in private gardens) of either six people or two households are allowed
  • Hospitality venues are allowed to serve people outdoors and there is no need for customers to order a substantial meal with alcoholic drinks and no curfew, although customers must order, eat and drink while seated (‘table service’). Wider social contact rules apply to prevent indoor mixing between different households.
  • Outdoor sports facilities are allowed to open and you can take part in formally organised outdoor sports
  • Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms can open (but only for use by people on their own or in household groups)
  • Non-essential retail, personal care services like hairdressers and nail salons, public buildings (including libraries) and community centres can all open
  • Most outdoor attractions and settings including outdoor hospitality venues, zoos, theme parks, and drive-in cinemas can open
  • Self-contained accommodation such as campsites and holiday lets, where indoor facilities are not shared with other households, can open
  • Funerals can continue with up to 30 mourners
  • The number of people able to attend weddings, receptions and commemorative events such as wakes has risen to 15.
  • You should continue to work from home if you can
  • Travel abroad is not allowed except for a small number of permitted reasons

If you have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable you are no longer advised to shield. However, you should continue to take extra precautions to protect yourself. It is important that you continue to keep the number of social interactions that you have low and try to limit the amount of time you spend in settings where you are unable to maintain social distancing. If you are in this group, you will previously have received a letter from the NHS or from your GP telling you this. Contact your local authority or speak to your GP if you have any concerns.



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