Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across the country, including for people who have been vaccinated. In England:

  • You can meet indoors in a group of up to 6 people or a group of any size from 2 households
  • You can meet outside in a group of up to 30 people
  • Work from home if you can and travel safely
  • If you have symptoms get a test and stay at home

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Total Vaccinations:


people have received their first dose

Last updated 24 May 2021

Daily hospital admissions:


new patients have been admitted to hospital

Last updated 19 May 2021

Daily new cases:


people tested positive with COVID-19

Last updated 25 May 2021


From 17 May

The rules for entering England change depending on where you have travelled from outside the UK. Check the rules if you’re entering Scotland, entering Wales or entering Northern Ireland.

You should not travel to red or amber list countries or territories.

If you live in England, you can show your vaccination status when travelling abroad.


A new COVID-19 variant is spreading in some parts of England. Find out what you should do.

From 17 May, you can socialise indoors in a group of up to 6 people or 2 households, including for overnight stays. Up to 30 people can meet outside. Pubs, theatres and other venues can open indoors. Hotels, hostels and B&Bs can open for people on holiday. Read the guidance on what you can do.


From 17 May, most areas are changing COVID-19 protection levels. Find out your area’s level in Scotland on GOV.SCOT.


From 17 May, any 6 people can meet indoors at pubs and restaurants. Other venues such as cinemas, theatres and museums can reopen. Read the rules for Wales on GOV.WALES.

Northern Ireland

From 30 April, non-essential shops, hairdressers and outdoor areas at pubs and restaurants can reopen. You can stay overnight in self-contained accommodation but only with your household or bubble. Read the guidance on current restrictions on nidirect.



Find out who can get the vaccine, how to book or manage your appointment, information on vaccine safety, and vaccines in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.