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Local Coronavirus rules vary - Our current rules as at 5 October at 17:00 BST

on Tue, 06/10/2020 - 10:29am

As at 5 October at 17:00 BST.

From the BBC News website <here>.

Vale of White Horse

Our area is under the general restrictions applying to England. Our area is not under any additional local rules.

Meeting friends and family

You can meet in a group of up to six people from multiple households. This includes children and applies indoors and outdoors, including private homes. There are exceptions, for example if your household or support bubble is larger than six. You could be fined for breaking these rules.

Going to work

You should work at home wherever possible. If you cannot do this, you can return to your workplace but your employer must make arrangements for you to work safely.

Schools and nurseries

Primary and secondary schools are open. Nurseries and early years providers, including childminding, are open. In the event of an outbreak, local health protection teams will advise on the school's response.

Leisure time

Pubs, bars and restaurants must close at 22:00 BST. They are restricted to table service only. Face coverings must be worn, except when seated to eat or drink.


Essential and non-essential shops, garden centres, outdoor markets, car showrooms, hairdressers and beauty salons are open. Face coverings must be worn.


Face coverings are advised where social distancing is not possible. They must be worn on public transport, in shops and supermarkets and in other indoor settings such as museums, cinemas, galleries and places of worship. People should remain 2m apart, where possible, or keep 1m apart and take steps to limit transmission.