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What you can and can't do when lockdown changes come into force in Surrey and Hampshire

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What you can and can't do when lockdown changes come into force in Surrey and Hampshire

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 6:51pm 11th May 2020. (Updated at 6:52pm 11th May 2020)

The government has explained the changes to the lockdown that will come into force in Surrey and Hampshire from Wednesday (13 May).

We are still being told to stay at home as much as possible.

The reasons you may leave home include:

  • for work, where you cannot work from home
  • going to shops that are permitted to be open - to get things like food and medicine
  • to exercise or spend time outdoors
  • any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid injury or illness, escape risk of harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person

What can I do from Wednesday (13 May) that I couldn’t do before?

Things you can do on Wednesday that you cannot do now:

  • spend time outdoors – for example sitting and enjoying the fresh air, picnicking, or sunbathing
  • meet one other person from a different household outdoors - following social distancing guidelines
  • exercise outdoors as often as you wish - following social distancing guidelines
  • use outdoor sports courts or facilities, such as a tennis or basketball court, or golf course – with members of your household, or one other person while staying 2 metres apart
  • go to a garden centre

As with before, you cannot:

  • visit friends and family in their homes
  • exercise in an indoor sports court, gym or leisure centre, or go swimming in a public pool
  • use an outdoor gym or playground
  • visit a private or ticketed attraction
  • gather in a group of more than two (excluding members of your own household), except for a few specific exceptions set out in law (for work, funerals, house moves, supporting the vulnerable, in emergencies and to fulfil legal obligations)

If you are showing coronavirus symptoms, or if you or any of your household are self-isolating, you should stay at home - this is critical to staying safe and saving lives.

A fuller list of FAQs on what you can and can't do can be found on the government website.