Harborough District Coronavirus Update

Further easing of restrictions confirmed for 17 May

On 10 May the Prime Minister confirmed the government’s four tests for easing COVID-19 restrictions have been met and planned easements can go ahead from 17 May.

This includes the reopening of indoor hospitality and indoor and outdoor entertainment, including cinemas, museums, children’s play areas and outdoor performances.

From the same date, face coverings will no longer be required in classrooms, or for students in communal areas in secondary schools and colleges, and all remaining university students will be eligible to return to in-person teaching and learning.

Up to 30 people will be able to attend weddings, receptions, and commemorative events including wakes. The number of people able to attend a funeral will be determined by the number that can be safely accommodated in the venue with social distancing in place.

The Stay in the UK restriction will be lifted and people will be able to travel to green list countries, if they permit inbound travel.

Read government guidance on what you can and cannot do.

Read about the proposed step 4 (not before 21 June) in the Government’s roadmap.