• 27 NOV 20

    From 2 December national lockdown restrictions are lifted so please continue the good work that has helped reduce Covid-19 cases during November. (Vale of the White Horse website)

    Oxfordshire has been placed into the ‘High’ alert level (Tier 2) by central government. This means that from 2 December:

    • We must not meet socially with anybody outside our household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place.
    • We must not meet in a group of more than six outside, including in a garden or other space.
    • Non-essential shops can reopen, as can personal care businesses such as hairdressers, gyms and the wider leisure sector. All businesses and venues that reopen must have COVID-secure measures in place.
    • Hospitality venues will be allowed to stay open until 11pm – with last orders at 10pm. However, only those that serve substantial meals can operate, and alcohol can only be served with substantial meals.
    • Collective worship, weddings and outdoor sports can resume, with restrictions in place.
    • Everyone who can work from home should continue to do so.

    Further information is available on the government website.

    Remember – ‘Hands. Face. Space.’:

    • hands – wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
    • face – wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet (except if you are exempt)
    • space – stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors)