Coronavirus Advice

Coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

Recent and upcoming changes

Restrictions are easing across the UK.

From 17 May

The rules for entering England change depending on where you have travelled from outside the UK. Check the rules if you’re entering Scotlandentering Wales or entering Northern Ireland.

You are strongly discouraged from all unnecessary travel to red or amber list countries or territories, for example for leisure purposes.

In England

A new COVID-19 variant is spreading in some parts of England. Find out what you should do.

From 17 May, you can socialise indoors in a group of up to 6 people or 2 households, including for overnight stays. Up to 30 people can meet outside. Pubs, theatres and other venues can open indoors. Hotels, hostels and B&Bs can open for people on holiday. Read the guidance on what you can do.

In Scotland

From 17 May, most areas are changing COVID-19 protection levels. Find out your area’s level in Scotland on GOV.SCOT.

In Wales

From 3 May, gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools can open. Children and adults can take part in indoor organised activities. Your household can choose one other household to meet indoors, becoming an extended household. Read the rules for Wales on GOV.WALES.

In Northern Ireland

From 30 April, non-essential shops, hairdressers and outdoor areas at pubs and restaurants can reopen. You can stay overnight in self-contained accommodation but only with your household or bubble. Read the guidance on current restrictions on nidirect.

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