From 12.01am on 6 January, the UK is in national lockdown - this means that you must not leave your home unless necessary.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness, but however mild your symptoms, you should stay at home.
Visit the NHS coronavirus webpage for the latest advice and guidance.
Testing is available in Richmond upon Thames for those people displaying symptoms and those who are asymptomatic.
The Government regularly updates national guidance to prevent the spread of coronavirus. However, residents are reminded:
You must remember:
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From 12.01am on 6 January, the UK will be in national lockdown - this means that you must not leave or be outside your home except where necessary. You may only leave home to:
Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term. Early Years settings remain open.
Higher Education provision will remain online until mid-February for all except future critical worker courses.
If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay within the borough. You may leave your local area for a legally permitted reason, such as for work.
If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. You should not attend work.
You can find the latest information on the situation in the UK on the GOV.UK website.
For information on symptoms, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you think you might have coronavirus, visit the NHS coronavirus webpage.
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Updated: 05 January 2021