Members of the Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership have made some easy-read information about stage 4 of the easing of lockdown, explaining changes to guidance from the 19 July 2021.
You can download by clicking the link below.
Rules from 19 July 2021: Stage 4 of the easing of lockdown (Screen Reader)
Meeting up with other people
All legal restrictions on social distancing and meeting up with people have been removed.
This means you can meet up with who ever you want.
You can meet up with as many people as you want.
You can make the choice of whether to social distance with peope you meet up with.
People are asked to remain careful around close contact, like hugging.
We recommend meeting outside where possible.
What is now open?
- Beauty salons
- Gyms Zoos
- Theme parks
- Community Centres
- Outdoor sports facilities
- Indoor Group Sports
- Exercise Classes
- All shops
- Restaurants and cafes
What else can I do?
All other music venues such as nightclubs can now open.
There will no longer be limits on the number people at concerts, theatres or sports events.
Singing in large groups will be allowed.
It is no longer a rule to use the NHS Covid app at these venues, although it is recommended.
What care do I need to take?
The Covid-19 virus remains a part of our lives.
So it is recommended to still take precautions to keep yourself and others safe.
This includes getting both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.
It’s not too late to get your first or second jab, for more information visit: www.sneevaccine.org.uk
Can I travel?
Countries are in three categories: green, amber and red.
Each colour has different testing and isolation rules.
Green countries have the fewest rules.
For more information, visit: www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-greenlist-rules-for-entering-england
Can I access testing if I don’t have any symptoms?
1 in 3 people with coronavirus do not show any symptoms.
Through testing we can stop the spread of the virus to other people.
Go online to book a test or a home test kit: www.suffolk.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/getting-a-test/
Or you can call 0333 772 6144
Interpreters are available.
The latest guidance
For the latest guidance on Covid-19, visit: www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Whether you have had a vaccination or not, you can catch and pass Covid-19 onto other people, so still remember ‘Hands. Face. Space’.
Wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
Wear a face covering over nose and mouth when indoors.
Stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible.
Let fresh air into indoor spaces to help remove air that contains virus particles and prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Please be aware some people may want to continue social distancing and wearing face coverings in indoor spaces such as public transport and supermarkets.
Please respect other people’s decisions.
We recommend contining a good hygiene routine by washing your hands or using hand sanitizer regularly.
We recommend meeting others outside where possible and keeping buildings well ventilated by opening windows.
Where to go for extra support
If you are worried about your bills, your job, or your home, talk to the Suffolk Advice and Support Service for free.
Call 0800 068 3131
Servie available Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.
If you are self-isolating, talk to the Home, But Not Alone helpline for support free.
Call 0800 876 6926
Service available Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.