04 January, 2021
COVID-19 National Lockdown announced. The PM Boris Johnson has today (4 January, 2021) announced a national lockdown as part of the ongoing response to COVID-19.
From midnight, you must stay at home. However, you may leave the home to:
- shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
- go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
- exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area
- meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
- seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
- attend education or childcare - for those eligible
Changes to education
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.
Restrictions to travel
If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local in the village, town, or part of the city where you live. You may leave your local area for a legally permitted reason, such as for work.
Shielding has been reintroduced and those clinically extremely vulnerable will receive a letter and should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. You should not attend work.
For more information, visit the government website.
Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.
Local COVID-19 data
Stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 figures in the area with this new dashboard. Updated daily at approximately 12pm, it shows the number of COVID-19 cases in Newark and Sherwood, and the wider district of Nottinghamshire.