Torbay's Local COVID alert level: Medium

There is now a three-tiered system of local Covid alert levels set out by Government.

Torbay is currently set at Local COVID alert level of medium. This is for areas where national restrictions continue to be in place. This means:

Social Contact

Rule of 6 indoors and outdoors, in all settings.

Weddings and Funerals

Up to 15 guests for weddings and up to 30 guests for funerals. 15 for receptions, wakes and related ceremonies.

Overnight Stays

Overnight stays permitted subject to social contact rules.

Working from home guidance

Work from home where possible.

Shopping and Retail


Leisure and gyms



Open with some restrictions including 10pm closing time and table-service only.

Entertainment and tourist attractions

Open, except nightclubs and adult entertainment.


Schools, FE colleges open. Universities must reflect wider restrictions.

Healthcare Services


Residential Care

Open to external visitors with additional precautions, subject to individual care provider guidance.

Travel and Transport

No travel restrictions within the area. Avoid travel into Local COVID Alert Level Very High areas where possible.

Sporting Activity

Organised sport/licensed physical activity allowed in outdoor settings. Indoor organised sport must follow social contact rules (other than youth or disabled sport).


Open, subject to social contact rules.


Registered and wraparound childcare open. Supervised activities permitted in private homes. Children’s groups permitted.

Youth Clubs and Activities


You should continue to:

  • follow social distancing rules
  • work from home where you can effectively do so
  • when travelling, plan ahead or avoid busy times and routes. Walk or cycle if you can

Find out more about the measures that apply in medium alert level areas to help reduce the spread of COVID-19

We all need to continue the remember the three basic ways that help everyone to stay safe:

Hands. Face. Space.
  • Hands – wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
  • Face – wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
  • Space – stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors)


You can download a poster which tells you about the local restrictions for Torbay to display in your business or setting.

Medium Level Poster
Download a poster showing the medium level restrictions in place in Torbay.