Girl walking along a bridge by a canal in Castle Combe, Wiltshire

National Lockdown: Stay at home

The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.

This means you must not leave your home unless you are:

  • Shopping for the basics such as food or medicine, for yourself or a vulnerable person

  • Going to work or to volunteer, if you cannot do so from home

  • Exercising with your household, support bubble or, when on your own, with one other person. This should be limited to once a day and you should not travel outside of your local area.

  • Meeting your support or childcare bubble, but only if you are legally permitted to form one

  • Seeking medical assistance or to avoid injury, illness or risk of harm

  • Attending education or childcare

For further guidance on the national lockdown in England, please visit the GOV.UK website

Page updated on 5 January 2021.