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Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates and resources

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a huge impact on our lives and routines, and creating unprecedented financial hardships for the clubs and groups that support us to be active.

On these pages we're providing information and resources to support people of all ages and abilities to be active at 澳门棋牌稳定apphome, and to support the physical activity sector to weather the impact of the pandemic. For more information about Coronavirus restrictions in Norfolk, check below.

Advice from the government and resources are updating rapidly, so please continue to check back for updated information.

COVID-19 - The most up to date advice

On 2 December, the national restrictions will come to an end and the country will return to the tier system, with some changes made. Up until this point, national restrictions are still in place.

What are the rules until 2 December?

Between 5 November and 2 December, the tier system put in place by the government is being paused in England, instead being replaced with a national lockdown. All non-essential shops will close during this time, but schools and universities will remain open.

The rules for this lockdown are similar to those implemented in March. You must stay at 澳门棋牌稳定apphome, unless you're leaving the house for one of the following reasons:

  • Childcare or education reasons (when not provided at 澳门棋牌稳定apphome)
  • To get to work (when you cannot work from 澳门棋牌稳定apphome)
  • To exercise outdoors or visit an outdoor public place. This can be with the people you live with, your support bubble, or from one person from another household.
  • For medical reasons such as appointments and emergencies.
  • To shop for basic necessities.
  • To visit members of your support bubble or provide care for vulnerable people.

For more information on any of the above exemptions, visit the website for further details.

What does the new Coronavirus three tier system mean?

From 2 December, the country will reinstate the government's three tier system. Each area of the country will be sorted into a tier depending on the severity and spread of their Coronavirus rates. It was announced on 26 November that Norfolk will be in Tier Two.

The tiers are as follows:

Tier One (Medium Alert): Rule of 6 applies both indoors and outdoors. Local businesses must operate in a Covid-secure manner. Public attendance at indoor events will be limited to 1,000 and outdoor events will be limited to 4,000. Outdoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes can continue. Indoor sports must operate a rule of 6 (with exemptions available.)

Tier Two (High Alert): The same rules as Tier One apply, however you should not socialise with anyone outside your support bubble in an indoor setting. If you meet in a garden or public space, you must still adhere to the rule of 6. Public attendance at indoor events will be limited to 1,000 and outdoor events to 2,000. Organised outdoor sport, and physical activity and exercise classes can continue, whilst indoor sports will only be permitted if possible to avoid people mixing with those outside their household or support bubble.

Tier Three (Very High Alert): The strictest of the three tiers is for areas with a very high or rapidly rising level of infection. In this tier, you must not meet socially with anyone in most outdoor spaces. Leisure and sports facilities may continue to stay open, but group exercises are prohibited. Organised outdoor sports can continue but higher-risk contact activity should not take place. Indoor sports can not take place indoors, with some exceptions for disability sports and sport for educational purposes.

The main takeaway from the government announcement is that organised outdoor sports may continue in a safe, COVID-secure manner from 2 December. This means that the people of Norfolk will be able to start leaving the house again for leisure, physical activity and to catch up with loved ones provided they adhere to social distancing.

Staying safe outside the 澳门棋牌稳定apphome

The new guidelines state that you should minimise time spent outside your 澳门棋牌稳定apphome and practise social distancing when around other people. You should continue to wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering when around others and maintain a 2m distance from people outside your household.

You must not meet socially indoors with family or friends unless they are part of your household or support bubble.

You may exercise or visit outdoor public places with your household, your support bubble or with one person from another household. This could be at a park, beach, countryside public garden allotment or playground. You may not meet in private gardens.

Helping others during the COVID-19 pandemic

The main priority is to keep yourself safe. Wash your hands regularly, wear a face mask where required and practise social distancing wherever you can. As well as this, make sure you keep in touch with your mental health, and ask for help if you need it. We will update this page regularly so you can see the latest government guidelines and advice as it's released.

If you're wanting to do a little bit more to help others, there are several safe ways of getting involved. You can check out local support groups near you which provide assistance to those who are less able to get out and about right now, or just check on your neighbours in a safe and considerate manner.

Lumi has a database for those both needing extra assistance, and wanting to help others in Norwich, as well as a whole database of fantastic resources. Get involved here.

COVID-19 - What actions are we taking?

In light of the recent guidelines, we have taken a series of actions to help protect our staff, reduce the risk of the virus spreading and protect those that may have been booked onto future events.

We will work to update you by listing any significant cancellations or changes on this page.

Aside from these changes, the team have adapted their usual working arrangements and are taking additional care to protect their health by following the guidance provided by the government. We urge you to do the same.

Make sure you keep up to date with the latest government guidelines. All details regarding current recommendations can be found on the GOV.UK website.

For further information about the coronavirus, including what to do if you think you have it and how to reduce your chances of getting it, visit the NHS website.

Coronavirus Cases in Norwich. How you can stay safe.