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National restrictions

Remain vigilant and comply with restrictions. Meet outdoors, let fresh air in, get tested when needed and get vaccinated when offered.

To find out the latest information and advice about coronavirus in Torbay see our coronavirus section.

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Current coronavirus restrictions in Torbay

Find out more about any restrictions that apply to Torbay.

We are currently in step one (a) of the roadmap out of lockdown. Find out what this means for you.

Remain vigilant and comply with restrictions. Meet outdoors, let fresh air in, get tested when needed and get vaccinated when offered.

You should follow this guidance immediately. The law will be updated to reflect these new rules.

If you have any coronavirus symptoms, get a test and stay at home.

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National restrictions 

  • Meeting family and friends

    Lockdown (stay at home) has ended. People can meet outside (including private gardens) with a maximum of six people OR more than six people in your own household and ONE other household.

    Social distancing between households remains in place. No household mixing indoors.

  • Bars, pubs and restaurants

    Hospitality is closed, with the exception of providing food and non-alcoholic drinks for takeaway (until 11pm), click-and-collect and drive-through. All food and drink
    (including alcohol) can continue to be provided by delivery.

  • Retail

    Businesses providing essential goods and services can stay open. The full list of businesses required to close can be found in the guidance on closing certain businesses and venues in England.

  • Work

    You may only leave your home for work if you cannot reasonably work from home.

  • Leisure and sports facilities

    Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, and open-air swimming pools can open, and you can take part in formally organised outdoor sports and will not be subject to the gatherings limits, but should be compliant with guidance issued by national governing bodies. Please check with local facilities for details.

  • Childcare

    Parent and child groups of up to 15 people plus children under the age of five, can now meet outdoors.

    Parents are able to form a childcare bubble with one other household for the purposes of informal childcare, where the child is under 14. This is mainly to enable parents to work, and must not be used to enable social contact between adults

    Some households will also be able to benefit from being in a support bubble.

  • Exercise

    People can meet outside (including private gardens) with a maximum of six people OR more than six people in your own household and ONE other household.

    Social distancing and other safe behaviours should be followed.

    You can take part in formally organised outdoor sports and will not be subject to the gatherings limits, but should be compliant with guidance issued by national governing bodies. Please check with local organisers for details.

    No household mixing indoors.

  • Weddings, civil partnerships, religious services and funerals

    Weddings, civil partnership ceremonies and funerals are allowed with strict limits on attendance, and must only take place in COVID-19 secure venues or in public outdoor spaces unless in exceptional circumstances.

    Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people. Linked religious, belief-based or commemorative events, such as stone settings and ash scatterings can also continue with up to 6 people in attendance. Anyone working is not counted in these limits. Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.

    Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies must only take place with up to 6 people. Anyone working is not included. 

  • Overnight stays

    You cannot leave your home or the place where you are living for holidays or overnight stays unless you have a reasonable excuse for doing so. This means that holidays in the UK and abroad are not allowed.

    This includes staying in a second home or caravan if that is not your primary residence. This also includes staying with anyone who you don’t live with unless they’re in your support bubble.

  • Accommodation

    Closed (with limited exceptions).

  • Entertainment and tourism

    Indoor venues closed. Outdoor grounds of these premises can stay open for outdoor
    exercise.

  • Personal care

    Closed.

  • Places of worship

    You can attend places of worship for a service. However, you must not mingle with anyone outside of your household or support bubble. You should maintain strict social distancing at all times.

    You should follow the national guidance on the safe use of places of worship.

  • Care home visits

    Every care home resident in England can nominate a single named visitor who can come in for a regular visit. The visitor will have to take a rapid lateral flow test every time they visit, wear PPE and keep physical contact to a minimum.

  • International travel

    You can only travel internationally – or within the UK – where you first have a legally permitted reason to leave home. In addition, you should consider the public health advice in the country you are visiting.

  • Travel

    If you need to travel you should stay local – meaning avoiding travelling outside of your village, town or the part of a city where you live – and look to reduce the number of journeys you make overall.

  • Moving home

    You can still move home. People outside your household or support bubble should not help with moving house unless absolutely necessary.

    Estate and letting agents and removals firms can continue to work. If you are looking to move, you can go to property viewings.

    Follow the national guidance on moving home safely, which includes advice on social distancing, letting fresh air in, and wearing a face covering.

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