We are now in our third national lockdown - stay at home and act as if you have the virus

We know this news may be hard to hear, but we are here for you if you need us. To help us all defeat coronavirus together, you must stay at home if you can, and you must act as if you have the virus.

 

To help you understand the new lockdown restrictions, we've detailed the reasons you may be able to leave your house:

Work - you can only leave home for work purposes where it is unreasonable for you to do your job from home.

Volunteering - you can also leave home to provide voluntary or charitable services.

Essential activities - you can leave home to buy things at shops or obtain services. You may also leave your home to do these things on behalf of a disabled or vulnerable person or someone self-isolating.

Education and childcare - You can only leave home for education, registered childcare, and supervised activities for children where they are eligible to attend.

Meeting others and care - You can leave home to visit people in your support bubble ( if you are legally permitted to form one), to provide informal childcare for children under 14 as part of a childcare bubble, or for respite care where that care is being provided to a vulnerable person or a person with a disability, or is a short break in respect of a looked-after child.

Exercise - You can continue to exercise alone, with one other person or with your household or support bubble. This should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area. You should maintain social distancing.

Medical reasons - You can leave home for a medical reason, including to get a Covid-19 test, for medical appointments and emergencies.

Harm and compassionate visits - you can leave home to be with someone who is giving birth, to avoid injury or illness or to escape risk of harm (such as domestic abuse). You can also leave home to visit someone who is dying or someone in a care home (if permitted under care home guidance), hospice, or hospital, or to accompany them to a medical appointment.

Animal welfare reasons – you can leave home for animal welfare reasons, such as to attend veterinary services for advice or treatment.

Communal worship and life events - You can leave home to attend or visit a place of worship for communal worship, a funeral or event related to a death, a burial ground or a remembrance garden, or to attend a wedding ceremony. You should follow the guidance on the safe use of places of worship and must not mingle with anyone outside of your household or support bubble when attending a place of worship. Weddings, funerals and religious, belief-based or commemorative events linked to someone’s death are all subject to limits on the numbers that can attend, and weddings and civil ceremonies may only take place in exceptional circumstances.

 

Click the below image to download an Easy Read guide to lockdown.

 

You can find out more by visiting the government website here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home

And for a wealth of Easy Read information on all things COVID-19, head to the North Yorkshire Partnerships website here: https://www.nypartnerships.org.uk/covidinfo

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