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Covid Update & Measures

Government Update.

The UK Government has announced new measures from Monday 14 September:

People from other households are unable to meet up socially in groups of more than 6.

Applies to indoors and outdoors, including in private homes

This limit will be enforceable in law

There will be a limited number of exemptions

  • venues that are Covid-19 secure, such as places of worship, restaurants and hospitality venues, can still host
  • larger numbers in total but groups of up to 6 must not mix or form larger groups
  • individual households or support bubbles that are larger than 6
  • education and work settings are unaffected
  • organised team sports will still be able to proceed
  • weddings and funerals up to 30

For details go here. CHANGES

Mandatory from 18 September for certain businesses to have a system to collect NHS Test and Trace data, and keep this for 21 days.

Core COVID-19 Secure requirements will be mandated for hospitality businesses, and egregious breaches enforced. The government has also published simplified COVID-19 Secure guidance, available here. GUIDANCE

Support for Local Authorities and police forces to respond to breaches of COVID-19 Secure guidelines.

  • Local Authorities can recruit more quickly and fill any gaps using a pot of newly qualified and recently retired

Environmental Health Officers (EHOs)

  • Introduction of COVID-19 Secure Marshals to help local authorities support social distancing in towns and city centres

Improve compliance at the border

  • Simplify the Passenger Locator Form needed for travelling to the UK
  • Ensure passengers have filled out their form before departure
  • Border Force ensure arrivals are complying with the rules

Pilots of larger audiences to be review

  • Planned sports pilot events will be limited to smaller, safer numbers, with strict conditions to ensure social distancing, and will not take place in areas where incidence is high.
  • Review the target date of 1 October for returning audiences to stadia and conference centres

The government will restrict the opening hours of premises, initially in local lockdown areas

  • Option of national action in the future
  • Recently introduced in Bolton, following a steep rise in cases

These measures apply to England – but there may be different rules depending on where you are

Here in Wales, the Government are saying the following….

Find out local restrictions for Caerphilly County.

Keep Wales safe:

  • always observe social distancing
  • wash your hands regularly
  • if you meet another household, outside your extended household, stay outdoors
  • work from home if you can

Stay at home if you or anyone in your extended household has symptoms.

If you have symptoms get a test.

Wales

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Local restrictions

This was issued on the 11th September 202 but with events and guidance changing quickly, we recommend you check with any relevant official source. We are not experts in this matter but have provided the sites to visit for more information.

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