At all times these rules apply:
1. Stay at home
You must not leave or be outside of your home except for specific purposes.
2. Meeting others safely
In general, you must not meet people socially. However, you can exercise or meet in a public, outdoors space with people you live with, your support bubble (or as part of a childcare bubble), or with one other person. You should minimise time spent outside your home. When around other people, stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household.
3. Where and when you can meet in larger groups
There are still circumstances in which you are allowed to meet others from outside your household or support bubble in larger groups, but this should not be for socialising. A full list of these circumstances can be found in the regulations.
4. Businesses and venues
To reduce social contact, the Government has ordered certain businesses and venues to close or restrict how they provide goods and services. These include non-essential retail, hospitality venues, accommodation, leisure and sports facilities, entertainment venues, personal care facilities, community centres and halls, and places of worship (apart from for the purposes of independent prayer).
Businesses and places permitted to open for a small number of activities include education and training, childcare purposes, blood donation and food banks, medical treatment, elite sports persons (in indoor and outdoor sports facilities), professional dancers and choreographers (in fitness and dance studios), theatre and concert hall training and rehearsal, professional film and TV filming.
Businesses and venues which can remain open include essential retail such as food shops, supermarkets, pharmacies, garden centres, hardware stores, building merchants and off-licences; petrol Stations, car repair and MOT services, bicycle shops, and taxi and vehicle hire businesses; banks, building societies, post offices, loan providers and money transfer businesses; funeral directors; launderettes and dry cleaners; medical and dental services; vets and pet shops; agricultural supplies shops; storage and distribution facilities; car parks, public toilets and motorway service areas; outdoor playgrounds; public services.
5. Weddings, civil partnerships, and funerals
Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people. Linked ceremonial events such as stone settings and ash scatterings can also continue with up to 15 people in attendance. Anyone working is not counted in the 15 or 30. Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.
Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies will not be permitted to take place except where one of those getting married is seriously ill and not expected to recover (‘deathbed wedding’). These weddings are limited to 6 people.
6. Going to work
To help contain the virus, everyone who can work effectively from home must do so.
7. Education, school, college and university
Schools, colleges and universities remain open.
8. Childcare and children’s activities
Early years settings and childminders remain open, and you can continue to use these settings as normal.
9. Protecting people more at risk from coronavirus
If you are over 60 or clinically vulnerable, you could be at higher risk of severe illness from coronavirus. You should be especially careful to follow the rules and minimise your contacts with others; continue to wash your hands carefully and more frequently than usual and maintain thorough cleaning of frequently touched areas in your home and/or workspace
10. Visiting relatives in care homes
To be advised.
You cannot travel overseas or within the UK, unless for work, education or other legally permitted reasons, and you should look to reduce the number of journeys you make.
12. Staying away from home overnight
Overnight stays and holidays away from primary residences will not be allowed- including holidays in the UK and abroad. This includes staying in a second home or caravan, if you own one, or staying with anyone you do not live with or are in a support bubble with.
13. Moving home
You can still move home. People outside your household or support bubble should not help with moving house unless absolutely necessary.
14. Financial support
Workers in any part of the UK can retain their job, even if their employer cannot afford to pay them, and be paid at least 80% of their salary up to £2500 a month.
You can see the full details of the lockdown rules on the Government website.