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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 three of the Government roadmap. 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

    Up to 30 people can meet outside. 

    Inside our own and other people’s homes, the rule of six people or two households applies.  

    Social distancing and other safe behaviours should be followed.

  • Bars, pubs and restaurants

    All hospitality venues can re-open with the rule of six people or two households and table service only.

  • Work

    You must continue to work from home if you can. If you cannot work from home, you are urged to sign up for free, regular testing for people with no symptoms to keep you, your colleagues, customers and family safe.

  • 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.

    Indoor leisure facilities including gyms can open for individuals and household groups.

    All indoor children activities can open with up to 15 parents.

  • Out-of-school settings

    Residential visits in bubbles of up to 30 children can be made.

  • Childcare

    30 people can attend a support group or parent and child group. The limit will not apply to children under the age of five.

    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 may benefit from being in a support bubble.

  • Exercise

    People can meet outside in a group of up to 30 people. 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.

  • Overnight stays

    Domestic overnight stays are allowed with the rule of six people or two households.

  • Weddings, civil partnerships, religious services and funerals

    The number of people able to attend commemorative events such as weddings, receptions, funerals and wakes is determined by the number that can be safely accommodated in the venue with social distancing in place. These can take place outdoors or at any indoor COVID-19 secure venue. 

    Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.

  • Entertainment and tourism

    Indoor and outdoor COVID-19 secure entertainment venues such as cinemas, museums, theatres, concert halls, conference centres, sports stadia and children’s play areas can re-open with larger events in these settings able to resume with capacity limits. Nightclubs remain closed.

  • Places of worship

    You can attend places of worship for a service. Maintain strict social distancing at all times.

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

  • Care home

    Care home residents can have up to five named visitors.

    Care home residents can visit family and friends, including overnight stays. They can nominate an ‘essential care giver’ to provide additional support during visits including access to the same personal protective equipment (PPE) and testing supply as care home workers, and should be allowed to continue to visit during periods of isolation or where there is an outbreak.

  • International travel

    There are new international travel restrictions and requirements in place to help stop the spread of coronavirus and its variants.

  • 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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