Lie Detector Test UK Covid-19 Update March 2021
Today, Covid-19 lockdown restrictions will be eased in England. Here we look at which restrictions will be lifted and when others are expected to change during the next few weeks and months.
Changes from Monday 29 March 2021
The Government has throughout the pandemic promoted a message of “stay at home”. This will change to “stay local” but people are still encouraged, where practical, to work from home. Travel abroad will remain prohibited.
From today, coinciding with the beginning of Easter, the amount of people permitted to gather in their gardens or parkland increases as follows:
- Groups of any size from a maximum of 2 households
- Up to 6 people from any number of households
Outdoor sporting facilities including basketball and tennis courts can reopen. Organised children’s and adult sports, such as grassroots football, can recommence.
More restrictions to be eased imminently
It is expected that from 12 April nail and hairdressing salons will reopen together with shops and outdoor hospitality venues including beer gardens.
Theme parks, zoos and most other outdoor attractions will reopen but social distancing measure will remain in place to protect different households from mixing indoors.
Indoor leisure facilities will also be permitted to open but only for individual use or groups from the same household. These include swimming pools and gyms.
Attendance at commemorative events, wedding and receptions can increase to 15 whereas funerals will remain at a maximum of 30 attendees.
Pubs and restaurants permitted to serve food and alcohol to customers sitting outdoors.
Changes from 17 May
Most outside social contact regulations are expected to be eased from 17 May but the rule of no more than 30 people at gatherings remains.
The rule of 6 or 2 households remains indoors. However the safety of increasing these numbers will be kept under review by the Government.
Good news for the indoor hospitality sector with the following being able to reopen:
- Accommodation sector
- Exercise classes
- Entertainment venues including soft play areas and cinemas
- Adult indoor group sports
- Sporting events will be permitted but with limited audiences
Changes from 21 June
From 21 June it is hoped that all remaining social contact restrictions will be eased. Larger events will be allowed and the reopening of nightclubs permitted.
In between each stage of the easing of restrictions, the Government will allow 5 weeks minimum in order to assess Covid-19 related data. It will measure the success (or failure) using 4 tests as follows:
- Successful deployment of the vaccine programme
- Evidence displays that vaccination has been effective in reducing hospital admissions and deaths in people who have been vaccinated
- Infections rates don’t result in more hospital admissions that risk the NHS becoming overwhelmed
- Risk assessment is not fundamentally altered by concerning new variants
Elsewhere in the UK
Northern Ireland and Scotland and Wales have already begun easing restrictions and information can be found as to how they differ from England on the following links:
Lie Detector Test UK
Throughout the pandemic we have tried extremely hard to service our clients’ needs. Most of our nationwide controlled offices are now open. Check the availability of the nearest office to where you live using our online secure booking system.
For those who still lack the confidence to venture out, or find it more convenient, our polygraph examiners continue to arrange home test appointments where practical.
Please contact our Free Helpline for more information on 0800 368 8277.
Covid-19 Update March 2021
As we have done from the beginning of the pandemic, we will continue to provide updates as and when they become available. Keep an eye on our website and blog for the latest Covid-19 updates.