Lockdown easing – step one
Written by Community Editor on 6th March 2021
The first step of the Prime Minister’s lockdown easing roadmap begins on 8 March when schools will be allowed to reopen.
The Government has published a blog explaining what you can expect.
Please make sure when dropping children off that you keep 2 metres from others – if you can’t imagine a bath or sofa between you and the other person you are probably too close.
Please follow any other guidance you are given by your school and avoid gathering in groups on the street to talk to others, as tempting as it may be after so long apart from each other. Although the risk of passing the virus on is lower outside, the risk is not zero. Let’s not give this virus any chance to spread.
Dr Kathryn Cobain, Director of Public Health for Worcestershire, has published a video message to parents on how to keep safe on the school run.
You will also be able to enjoy recreation or exercise outside with your household/support bubble or on your own with one other person.
The next phase of step 1 takes place on 29 March when either two households will be allowed to meet up outdoors or groups up to a maximum of six people (the Rule of 6). People from other households must still socially distance. Outdoors includes private gardens. Indoor mixing is still not allowed.
Read the full details of the lockdown easing roadmap including changes proposed in later months. All this depends on certain tests and criteria being met including keeping the infection rate low.