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Changes to Covid restrictions from March 29

Published: Mon 29th March, 2021

The ‘stay at home’ rule ends today and there are changes to restrictions on social contact and outdoor activities.

However, many restrictions remain in place and the rates in Charnwood are still above the national average. People are urged to continue to follow the guidance, use common sense and socially distance from other households.

Rob Mitchell, Chief Executive at Charnwood Borough Council said: “There is light at the end of the tunnel and these new steps offer ways to meet up with friends and family in limited numbers outdoors, where it is less likely for the virus to spread.  

“I would like to thank everyone for all their efforts to control the virus, we have done well but need to continue to follow the restrictions, be sensible and keep everyone safe.”

Changes to restrictions from March 29 include:

  • You can meet outdoors (including in private gardens) either in a group of 6 (including people from any number of households, of any age), or in a group of any size from up to 2 households (each household can include existing support bubbles).
  • You can take part in formally organised outdoor sports with any number of people (outdoor sports venues and facilities can reopen).
  • Childcare and supervised activities are allowed outdoors for all children.
  • Formally organised parent and child groups can take place outdoors for up to 15 attendees. Children under 5 are not be counted in this number.

People should continue to work from home where they can and minimise the number of journeys they make where possible, avoiding travel at the busiest times and routes.

For more information about the Spring 2021 Roadmap out of lockdown, please visit:

Roadmap out of lockdown