Roadmap – Step 2

This step in the roadmap sees the biggest lifting of restrictions so far, aimed at getting us another step closer to normality. Those much-anticipated trips to the hairdresser can finally happen along with our highstreets reopening.  

While our freedoms increase it’s vital that we continue to keep up with the things that keep us all safe. We must continue to

  • wear a face covering in enclosed public places like shops (unless you are medically exempt)
  • wash your hands often for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser
  • keep 2 metres apart from anyone you don’t live with even when you are socialising

Take up the vaccine when offered and please get a test and self-isolate if you have symptoms. Keeping ourselves safe from the virus means we need to do all these things together. If we skip doing even one thing we put ourselves and others at more risk. 

In brief the rules now allow: 

  • Rule of six or two households meeting outdoors only (unless you are in a support bubble which can meet indoors)
  • Reopening of non-essential retail 
  • Reopening of personal care premises 
  • Indoor gyms sessions for individuals or households (but not mixed groups) 
  • Reopening outdoor attractions such as zoos, theme parks or drive in cinemas 
  • Hospitality venues can provide food and drink outdoors 
  • You can stay away from home overnight in self-contained accommodation with your household. 

Find more detail about what you can and can’t do here

Resources and comms assets

12 April Roadmap posters (including Polish, Bulgarian, Portuguese, Romanian and Russian translations)

12 April Roadmap social media assets

Posters for Covid safe playgrounds/play area/skate park facilities posters

Re-opening the Sector

We are continuing to update our support for reopening the sector section of our website which tips for community groups to help keep Covid safe and tips on how to address ‘re-entry anxiety.’

Guidance for out-of-school setting providers

This guidance is for out-of-school setting providers and their staff, who provide, for children (who were under the age of 18 on 31 August 2020):

  • community activities
  • tuition
  • holiday clubs
  • breakfast and after-school clubs for children

Hardship Fund

Earlier this week, we promoted the Hardship Fund by British Red Cross – who are looking for help in finding those most financially impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

Vaccine roll-out

Who can get the Covid-19 vaccine

  • Those aged 45 or over on or before 30 March 2021
  • Those at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • Those with a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
  • Those who have a learning disability
  • Those who get a Carer’s Allowance, get support following an assessment by your local authority or your GP record shows you are a carer

If you think you’re an eligible unpaid carer who has not been contacted for your coronavirus vaccination, speak to your GP surgery.

How to get the Covid-19 vaccine

If you meet the criteria listed above, you can book appointments at a larger vaccination centre or a pharmacy that provides Covid-19 vaccinations. You do not need to wait to be contacted by the NHS.

Remember if you have previously declined to be vaccinated, you are able to change your mind and book your vaccination if you are eligible.

Book your COVID-19 vaccination appointments

If you are not eligible yet

Wait to be contacted. The NHS will let you know when it’s your turn to have the vaccine. It’s important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then.

For more information about the vaccine visit the NHS website

Oxford-AstraZeneca guidance

Update regarding AstraZeneca vaccine

Minorca Lane clinic

There will be a series of pop-up clinics to vaccinate residents at the Minorca Lane site. The first of these will be held at Site 11, on Tuesday 20 April, 10am-3pm. Please promote this to members of these communities you may work with.

Easy Read Guides

You can download translated easy read guides about the Covid vaccine in the following languages below to support Gyspy, Roma, traveller and migrant worker access to vaccinations.. Please share as appropriate:

Bulgarian easy read guide

Romanian easy read guide

Spanish easy read guide

Portuguese easy read guide

Previous Covid roundups