Phase 3 - Stay safe, protect others, save lives
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Phase 3 - Indicative Dates
- People can meet in extended groups outdoors (with physical distancing)
- Households can meet indoors with up to a maximum of two other households (with physical distancing)
- Organised outdoor contact sports can resume for children and young people (subject to guidance)
- All dental practices begin to see registered patients for non-aerosol routine care. Work will begin to return aerosol generating procedures to practice safely
- Increasing capacity within community optometry practices for emergency and essential eye care
- Non-essential shops inside shopping centres can re-open (following guidance and with physical distancing)
- All holiday accommodation permitted (following relevant guidance)
- Indoor hospitality (subject to physical distancing rules and public health advice)
- Hairdressers and barbers - with enhanced hygiene measures
- Museums, galleries, cinemas, monuments, libraries - with physical distancing and other measures (e.g. ticketing in advance)
- All childcare providers can open subject to individual provider arrangements
If you have symptoms of COVID-19
If you’ve developed a new continuous cough and/or a fever/high temperature in the last 7 days, stay at home for 7 days from the start of your symptoms even if you think your symptoms are mild. Do not go to your GP, pharmacy or hospital.
Phone 111 if your symptoms:
- have not improved after 7 days
- are severe or you have shortness of breath
- worsen during home isolation
You should also phone 111 if you develop breathlessness or it worsens, especially if you:
- are 70 years old or over
- have underlying poor health
- have heart or lung problems
- have a weakened immune system, including cancer
- have diabetes
If you have a medical emergency, phone 999 and tell them you have COVID-19 symptoms.
Other languages and formats
UK Government have released translated guidance for self-isolation and social distancing into the following languages: Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, French, Gujarati, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Urdu and Welsh.
- Guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection
- Guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people
British Deaf Association
Latest updates in BSL video format available at https://bda.org.uk/coronavirus/.
Coronavirus Information in alternative languages
Doctors of the World have also provided Corona Virus guidance in a variety of languages, and they will continue to update these:
Voice over in the following languages: