Coronavirus restrictions remain in place. Find out what you can and cannot do.
If you have no symptoms:
If you have coronavirus symptoms:
- get a PCR test
- stay at home
Find out what support you can get
For example, if you’re out of work, need to get food, or want to take care of your mental health.
Recent and upcoming changes
Restrictions are easing across the UK.
On 6 May
Elections in England, Scotland and Wales. Find out how to vote safely, including how to apply for an emergency proxy vote if you’re self-isolating.
From 23 April
India is added to the ‘red list’ of countries you cannot enter the UK from.
More businesses reopen, such as shops, outdoor areas at pubs and restaurants, hairdressers, and gyms. Read the guidance on what you can do.
There are 5 COVID-19 protection levels (0-4). From 26 April, all of Scotland is at Level 3. Read the timetable for easing restrictions in Scotland on GOV.SCOT.
From 3 May, gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools can open. Children and adults can take part in indoor organised activities. Your household can choose one other household to meet indoors, becoming an extended household. Read the rules for Wales on GOV.WALES.
In Northern Ireland
From 30 April, non-essential shops, hairdressers and outdoor areas at pubs and restaurants can reopen. You can stay overnight in self-contained accommodation but only with your household or bubble. Read the guidance on current restrictions on nidirect.
Guidance and support
Ofqual publishes decisions on GCSE, AS and A level exams in the autumn
Published 4 May 2021
Surge testing to be deployed in Hounslow, Middlesex
Published 3 May 2021
Care homes residents allowed more out-of-home visits, from 4 May
Published 1 May 2021
people have received their first dose
Last updated 05 May 2021
Daily hospital admissions
new patients have been admitted to hospital
Last updated 02 May 2021
Daily new cases
people tested positive with COVID-19
Last updated 06 May 2021