National lockdown: Stay at Home

Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly across the country. Find out what you can and cannot do.


  • Summary: what you can and cannot do during the national lockdown
  • Who this guidance is for
  • Hands. Face. Space.
  • Reducing the chance of catching or spreading the virus in your home
  • When you can leave home
  • Meeting other people
  • Exercising
  • Face coverings
  • Support and childcare bubbles
  • If you break the rules
  • Protecting people more at risk from coronavirus
  • Going to work
  • Going to school or college
  • Universities
  • Childcare
  • Travel
  • International travel
  • Staying away from home overnight
  • Care home visits
  • Funerals
  • Weddings, civil partnerships and religious services
  • Places of worship
  • Sports and physical activity
  • Moving home
  • Financial support
  • Businesses and venues
  • Businesses and venues which can remain open
  • Healthcare and public services
  • Easy read, large print and translated versions

Click here for the government website.