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⭐UWS Guide for Phased lifting of lockdown restrictions

Lifting of Lockdown Restrictions

 

Phase 1

EPIDEMIC
STATUS

High risk the virus is not yet contained.
Continued risk of overwhelming NHS capacity without many restrictions still in place.

CRITERIA/
CONDITIONS

R is below 1 for at least 3 weeks and the number of infectious cases is starting to decline.

PROTECTIONS
ADVISED

Physical distancing requirements in place.

Frequent hand-washing and hygiene measures for all.

Cough etiquette maintained.

Face coverings in enclosed public spaces,
including public transport.

NEW
ACTIVITIES
PERMITTED

More outdoor activity permitted and permission to meet up with another household outdoors, in small numbers, including in gardens, but with physical distancing.

School staff return to schools.

Increased number of children accessing critical childcare provision.

Re-opening of child-minding services and fully outdoor nursery provision.

Transition support available to pupils starting P1 and S1 where possible.

Gradual re-opening of drive through food
outlets.

Household Waste Recycling Centres open.

 

Phase 2

EPIDEMIC
STATUS

Virus is controlled but risk of spreading remains.
Focus is on containing outbreaks.

CRITERIA/
CONDITIONS

R is consistently below 1 and the number

of infectious cases is showing a sustained decline.

WHO six criteria for easing restrictions must be met.

Any signs of resurgence are closely monitored as part of enhanced community surveillance.

PROTECTIONS
ADVISED
IN
EACH
PHASE

As in Phase 1.

NEW
ACTIVITIES
PERMITTED

Able to meet with larger groups including family and friends outside with physical distancing.

Meeting people from another household indoors with physical distancing and hygiene measures.

People are permitted to drive locally for leisure
purposes.

Public transport operating increased services but capacity still significantly limited to allow for physical distancing. Travel at peak times discouraged.

Non-essential indoor non-office based workplaces
resume once relevant guidance agreed with physical distancing.

Previously closed small retail units can reopen with
physical distancing.

Outdoor markets with physical distancing, hygiene
measures and controls on numbers of people within
market.

Pubs and restaurants can open outdoor spaces with physical distancing and increased hygiene routines.

Reopening of playgrounds and sports courts.

Resumption of professional sport in line with public health advice.

Places of worship open for private prayer under
physical distancing rules and hygiene safeguards.

Allow marriages and civil partnerships and other types of ceremonies to take place with minimal number of
attendees.

 

Phase 3

EPIDEMIC
STATUS

Virus has been suppressed.
Continued focus on containing sporadic outbreaks.

CRITERIA/
CONDITIONS

R is consistently low and there is a further sustained
decline in infectious cases.

WHO six criteria for easing restrictions must continue to be met

Any signs of resurgence are closely monitored as part of enhanced community surveillance.

PROTECTIONS
ADVISED
IN
EACH
PHASE

As in Phases 1 and 2

NEW
ACTIVITIES
PERMITTED

Able to meet with people from more than one
household indoors with physical distancing and
hygiene measures.

Can drive beyond local area for leisure and exercise purposes.

Public transport operating full services but capacity still significantly limited to allow

For physical distancing. Travel at peak times
discouraged.

Children return to school under a blended model of
part-time in-school teaching and part-time in-home learning. Public health measures (including physical distancing) in place.

Subject to the progress of the scientific evidence, schools are expected to open on this basis on 11 August.

All childcare providers reopen subject to public health measures, with available capacity prioritised to
support key worker childcare, early learning and childcare (ELC) entitlement and children in need.

Universities and colleges phased return with
blended model of remote learning and limited on campus learning where a priority. Public health
measures (including physical distancing) in place.

Larger retail reopen with physical distancing.

Pubs and restaurants can open in indoor spaces with physical distancing and increased hygiene routines.

Personal retail services including hairdressers open (with distancing and hygiene).

Museums, galleries, libraries, cinemas open, subject to physical distancing and hygiene measures.

Gyms open subject to physical distancing and
hygiene measures.

Relaxation of restrictions on accommodation
providers.

Live events permitted with restricted numbers and
physical distancing restrictions.

 

Phase 4

EPIDEMIC
STATUS:

Virus remains suppressed to very low levels and is no longer considered a significant threat to public health.

CRITERIA/
CONDITIONS

Virus is no longer considered a significant threat to public health.

PROTECTIONS
ADVISED
IN
EACH
PHASE

Physical distancing requirements to be updated on scientific advice.

Frequent hand-washing and hygiene measures for all.

Cough etiquette is maintained.

Face coverings may be advised in enclosed public spaces, including public transport.

Further relaxation on restrictions on gatherings.

Public transport operating full service.

Physical distancing may remain in place.

Schools and childcare provision, operating with any necessary precautions.

College and university campuses open – including key student services with any
necessary precautions.

All workplaces open with improved hygiene and in line with public health advice.

All shops, restaurants and pubs open with
public health advice.

Shop local still encouraged

Further relaxation of restriction’s on live events in line with public health advice.

Mass gatherings resume in line with public health advice.