Roadmap out of lockdown
Next relaxation of rules on 29th March
Due to the successes of vaccination programme, alongside the public rising to challenge of obeying the law, staying at home, getting tested and following the "Hands, Face, Space" guidance, people in England have gradually been seeing lockdown restrictions being lifted.
The next relaxation of rules in England comes into effect on 29th March.
From 29th March
People will be allowed to meet outside, either with one other household or within the "rule of six", including in private gardens
The stay at home rule will end, but the government will urge people to stay local as much as possible
Outdoor sport facilities will reopen, including golf courses and tennis and basketball courts, and formally organised outdoor sports can restart
Weddings can take place, attended by up to six people
So long as targets for beating coronavirus are met, the second ease of lockdown restrictions will come into effect on 12th April at the earliest, and then again every five week. See the roadmap out of lockdown below.
Step 2 (no earlier than 12th April):
All shops allowed to open, along with close-contact services, including hairdressers and beauty salons (including in people's homes)
Restaurants and pubs allowed to serve food and alcohol to customers sitting outdoors
Gyms and spas can reopen, as can zoos, theme parks, libraries and community centres
Members of the same household can take a holiday in England in self-contained accommodation
Weddings attended by up to 15 people can take place
What are the four tests for easing restrictions?
The coronavirus vaccine programme continues to go to plan
Vaccines are sufficiently reducing the number of people dying or needing hospital treatment
Infection rates do not risk a surge in hospital admissions
New coronavirus variants do not fundamentally change the risk of lifting restrictions
Click here to go to the government website and read more details.
Find out about West Berkshire Parent Carer Forum
at our online Board Meeting in public
West Berkshire Carer Forum (WBPCF) aim to support parent carers to participate, and have a voice in how services for disabled and special needs children are shaped and delivered locally.
Are you the parent of a child with a disability? Are you interested in the services that WBPCF provide and wish to know more? On Tuesday 30th March WBPCF Chair Dawn Baxendale, will be speaking at the start of our Online Zoom Board Meeting in public.
Find out what she has to say by registering now. You can register by clicking here or the image above.
Daylight Saving Change - Sunday 28th March 2:00am
As the clocks go forward an hour due to daylight saving, be mindful that even tiny time changes can affect your health. Losing an hour may disorientate you, the change to your natural circadian rhythm can lead to grogginess and loss of mental acuity, so please take care.