29 March: What’s changed
Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do changed on 29 March. However, many restrictions remain in place. You must not socialise indoors with anyone you do not live with or have formed a support bubble with. You should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the number of journeys you make where possible. You should get a test and follow the stay at home guidance if you have COVID-19 symptoms.
You can read the ‘COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021 (roadmap)’ for more information on roadmap out of lockdown in England. It is underpinned by law.
From 29 March:
- you can meet outdoors either in a group of 6 (from any number of households), or in a group of any size from up to 2 households (a household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible)
- you can take part in formally organised outdoor sports with any number of people (outdoor sports venues and facilities will be able to reopen)
- childcare and supervised activities are allowed outdoors for all children
- formally organised parent and child groups can take place outdoors for up to 15 attendees. Children under 5 will not be counted in this number
Thanet District Council update
Supporting local businesses through recovery is a key priority for us. We understand how important it is that you can work safely and support your employees, as well as ensuring the safety of customers whilst on your premises.
With the Government’s gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, our focus is shifting towards getting the local economy moving again. There remains a need for social distancing, and enhanced hygiene measures, which we understand can be challenging for many local businesses.
You can find help and support to get back to business safely in this section of our website, it will be updated as and when new information is available.
For advice, you can call the Kent and Medway Growth Hub Covid-19 business support hotline on 03333 602 300 (lines are open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 6.30pm).
From Monday 15 June, businesses can call Thanet District Council’s support line 01843 577 330 (9am – 5pm Monday to Friday)