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Phase 3 - Stay safe, protect others, save lives 

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Phase 3 - Indicative Dates

10 July

  • 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)

13 July

  • 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)

15 July

  • 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.

  1. Guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection
  2. Guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people

British Deaf Association

Latest updates in BSL video format available at

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:

Social Distancing

Voice over in the following languages: