Everyone’s actions have helped to reduce the transmission of coronavirus in our communities. Fatalities and infection rates continue to fall.
The government has set out its plan to return life to as near normal as we can, for as many people as we can, as quickly and fairly as possible in order to safeguard livelihoods, but in a way that continues to protect our communities and our NHS. The most important thing we can continue to do is to stay alert, control the virus, and, in doing so, save lives.
What else will change in the next few months?
From 1 September:
- schools, nurseries and colleges will open for all children and young people on a full-time basis
- universities are working to reopen as fully as possible
From 1 October, the ambition is for stadiums, conferences and other business events to reopen in a COVID-19 Secure way providing the prevalence remains around or below current levels.
What you can and can't do
Detailed and specific government advice and legal requirements have been published and are regularly updated.
It is not possible to reproduce the advice in full here however we have linked to the relevant sections of the Government guidance below:
Can I (or the person I care for) be tested for coronavirus?
Testing is a key pillar of the Government's strategy to protect the NHS and save lives. The testing capacity has been expanded to include anyone with symptoms (in England).