Covid-19 Supporting our residents

New COVID guidance

From 17 May more restrictions have been eased:

Social contact  

  • Maximum of 30 people outdoors
  • Groups of up to 6 people or 2 households can meet indoors
  • People should continue to keep their distance from anyone not in their household or support bubble.

Business and activities

  • Indoor hospitality reopens - venues do not have to serve a substantial meal with alcoholic drinks but customers must order, eat and drink while seated.
  • Indoor adult group sports and exercise classes allowed
  • Indoor entertainment venues such as cinemas and children’s play area can open
  • The rest of the accommodation sector reopens, including hotels, hostels and B&Bs


  • Up to 30 people will be able to attend life or commemorative events, such as weddings and wakes.  
  • Limits for the number of people attending a funeral are removed but must be determined by how many people the venue can safely accommodate with social distancing.
  •  Indoor venues with a capacity of 1,000 people or half-full (whichever is a lower number) reopen
  • Outdoor venues with a capacity of 4,000 people or half-full (whichever is a lower number) reopen. In the largest outdoor seated venues, where crowds can be spread out, up to 10,000 people will be able to attend (or a quarter-full, whichever is lower).


  • Domestic overstays allowed
  • People will be able to travel to green list countries, if they permit inbound travel.

More information is available on the Government’s roadmap webpage.