National lockdown: Stay at home

Hart, along with the rest of England, is in a national lockdown – level 5 alert – which means that apart from limited exceptions you must stay at home.

Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly across the country, including Hart district, and the new restrictions are intended to reduce the spread.

You may leave 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 from a different household, once a 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)

  • To attend education or childcare - for those eligible. 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.

Clinically vulnerable

Those who are clinically extremely vulnerable should not attend work, school, college or university, and limit the time you spend outside the home. You should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. There is additional guidance on the government’s advice for the extremely vulnerable webpage.

Information, advice, and support for vulnerable people, including those who have been shielding, is available from the Hampshire Coronavirus Support and Helpline on 0333 370 4000. It is open 9am-5pm weekdays.

Full information on what people can and cannot do is available from the Government’s national lockdown guidance.

5 January 2021