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Local restrictions in Sandwell

Sandwell and the whole of England remains under national lockdown. The Government's roadmap out of lockdown has begun.

Some of the rules on what you can and cannot changed on 12 April. However, many restrictions remain in place.

You must not socialise indoors with anyone you do not live with, unless you have formed a support bubble with them, or another exemption applies.

You should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the number of journeys you make where possible. You should get a test and follow the stay at home guidance if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

What you can do

You are now allowed outdoor gatherings of up to 6 people or two households.

You can meet up outdoors with friends and family you do not live with, either:

  • in a group of up to 6 from any number of households (children of all ages count towards the limit of 6)
  • in a group of any size from up to two households (each household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible).

More businesses and venues can reopen, such as non-essential shops, outdoor areas at pubs and restaurants, hairdressers, and gyms. Read the full guidance on what you can now do.

Free rapid lateral flow tests are now available to everyone without symptoms.

Check what you can and can't do on the Government website.

Many restrictions remain in place. The advice is to "stay local". People should continue to work from home where they can and minimise the number of journeys they make where possible, avoiding travel at the busiest times and routes.

Travel aboard is still not allowed, other than for a small number of permitted reasons. Holidays abroad are not allowed.

Find out more if you have been shielding.

Further information

Got symptoms? Book a test now.

Information about repairs and other visits to your home during the pandemic