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Working together to get there

Published: 23 March 2021

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A route back to normal life

With a roadmap that takes us back to a more normal way of life, it's more important than ever that current government guidelines are followed. COVID is still very much present in our communities and we must remain cautious and vigilant to stop the virus spreading.

We're still all in this together, and let's make sure we all play our part and stop any spread of COVID so we can see lockdown restrictions lifted.

  • Minimise travel and where possible, avoid travel at the busiest times and routes
  • Remember hands-face-space
  • Get tested for COVID
  • Book your COVID vaccine

Roadmap out of lockdown

From Monday 12 April, step two of the government's roadmap out of lockdown will see further restrictions start to lift. These changes are as follows:

Business and activities

Step two will see the opening of non-essential retail; personal care premises such as hairdressers and nail salons; and public buildings, including libraries and community centres. Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms will also reopen (but only for use by people on their own or in household groups); as will most outdoor attractions and settings including outdoor hospitality venues, zoos, theme parks, and drive-in cinemas. Self-contained accommodation such as campsites and holiday lets, where indoor facilities are not shared with other households, can also reopen.

Hospitality venues will be allowed to serve people outdoors at step two and there will be no need for customers to order a substantial meal with alcoholic drinks and no curfew, although customers must order, eat and drink while seated ('table service'). Wider social contact rules will apply in all these settings to prevent indoor mixing between different households.

Events

While funerals can continue with up to 30 mourners, the number of people able to attend weddings, receptions and commemorative events such as wakes will rise to 15.

As restrictions are lifted, we'll keep you posted on what that means for you and any changes to the council services that we deliver. The GOV.UK website has full details of the roadmap or you can find more information and advice on our COVID web pages.

Working together to get there - #KeepSurreySafe

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