Current COVID restrictions

England is currently under restrictions until Wednesday 2 December 2020.

  • You should stay at home unless for exercise, medical appointments, education or work which cannot be done from home
  • You’re allowed to exercise outdoors alone, with members of your household or with one other person
  • Meeting indoors or in private gardens is not allowed
  • Pubs, bars, restaurants and non-essential retail across the nation are closed but takeaways and click-and-collect shopping remains open. Vulnerable people should still be receiving priority access to supermarket deliveries
  • Construction sites and manufacturing workplaces can remain open
  • Support bubbles can still be formed
  • Children can move between homes if their parents are separated
  • If you’re clinically vulnerable people you should be “especially careful” but you don’t need to shield.

The latest advice is available on the Government’s website and of course we’ll continue to keep you updated on air and online.

How you can help with Vaccine Research

The National Institute for Health Research is appealing for volunteers to join the national effort and sign up for the NHS COVID-19 vaccine research registry.

There are a number of vaccines being identified, but only large-scale studies can give researchers the information needed about how effective they are.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is working with the NHS and aims to recruit as many people as possible onto the registry, which will allow people to be put in touch with the vaccine studies in the coming months.

Researchers are looking for people from all backgrounds, ages and parts of the UK – including both people with or without existing health conditions – to take part in vaccine studies, to make sure that any vaccines developed will work for everyone.

The service is available to anyone aged 18 or over, living in the UK. There is no obligation to join in any study, if you are contacted. But by taking part, you could help researchers find vaccines to protect us all more quickly – which in turn could help the NHS and save lives.