Since it was announced back in February, the England COVID-19 roadmap detailed the gradual and cautious return to normality in 4 stages. The first two stages have been successfully implemented, with schools re-opening on 8th March, the rule of six introduced on the 29th of March and non-essential shops, beauty salons, leisure facilities and outdoor attractions now open. All that is left is stages 3 and 4, as we forge ahead towards re-opening on the 21st of June.
One of the new variants has seen a slight slowdown in the approach to re-opening and localised changes are being made to help. The government has amended guidance which had said people should “avoid” travel in and out of several areas of England with high numbers of cases of the Indian variant of Covid. It now states that people should “minimise” travel.
The government has updated new guidance it issued for people in eight areas: Kirklees, Bedford, Blackburn with Darwen, Bolton, Burnley, Leicester, Hounslow and North Tyneside.
The amended advice says that “wherever possible, you should try to-
The updated advice says people in these areas should also:
Let’s take a closer look at the stages in the COVID roadmaps for England, Scotland, and Wales as well as the ways in which Churchill Security can support your business get back to normal, safely and securely.
Rules have been relaxed, under the move to step 3 of the government’s roadmap.
Social distancing guidance has also changed. Contact with close family and friends is described as a matter of personal judgement, but people are asked to remain cautious around close contact, like hugging.
From 21st June, assuming the India variant is under control:
However, the government has warned that outbreaks of the new variants could disrupt further easing, and “make it more difficult to move to step 4 in June”.
Mainland Scotland is now under level 2 restrictions, with the exception of Glasgow, where infection rates remain high.
Scottish islands – apart from Skye – have moved to level one restrictions. It’s hoped the rest of Scotland will follow on 7 June.
The city of Glasgow remains under level three restrictions:
Indoor socialising in private homes is still restricted to extended households, where two households can mix with each other (and no one else).
The government says that if conditions remain positive, its next review will consider:
Whilst the rules and restrictions vary across the UK it’s encouraging to see things moving forward and the light getting ever closer at the end of the tunnel. For the latest up to date information on your area visit gov.uk/coronavirus
No matter what type of business you run, whether you’re in the hospitality, retail or entertainment sector, Churchill Security is here to help you get back to business as the UK re-opens from lockdowns and restrictions. We can provide your business with bespoke security solutions, COVID cleaning solutions and COVID management strategies, so you can get back up and running safely and securely.
With events set to make a comeback this summer, make sure your guests enjoy themselves safely and responsibly with our range of security solutions. From crowd control, emergency planning procedures, first aid and health and safety checks, our multi-talented, SIA licensed officers can offer the security support you’re looking for.
Whether you run a pub, restaurant, theatre or gym, as indoor businesses start to re-open, stringent cleaning solutions have never been more essential to safeguard the health of staff and customers. At Churchill Security, we can offer flexible deep cleaning services to businesses of all kinds, ensuring every inch of your business is regularly deep cleaned.
At the outset of the pandemic, we created a range of COVID management services to help businesses continue operating whilst mitigating the risk of COVID transmission. We can offer fully trained social distancing marshals to oversee social distancing measures and mask wearing in your business, as well as a range of sophisticated technology, including temperature screening and people flow systems, to help stop the spread of the virus in your business.
If you’re a business owner looking for COVID support over the next few months and beyond, get in touch with Churchill Security today. Our experienced managers and frontline officers can help provide the peace of mind you need to open up to the public safely once again.
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