Stay Covid-safe during Easter school holidays

The Easter school holiday is just around the corner. Lockdown is beginning to ease and there are new rules about meeting up with friends and family.

We all need to continue to play our part in reducing the spread of the virus. Please don’t take risks.

It’s still important to minimise contact with people outside your household and visiting people’s houses or staying overnight with anyone outside your family bubble is not allowed yet.

The more people you meet, the greater chances there are of spreading the virus to others.

Please talk to your child about the importance of not gathering in large groups and maintaining social distance even when outdoors.

As always, always maintain physical distancing and wear a face covering in busy places.

More info: How to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) - GOV.UK (

Changes from 29 March

Rule of six and two households outdoors

People will be able to meet outdoors either in a group of six (from any number of households), or in a group of any size from up to two households (each household can include existing support bubbles, if eligible)

No mixing of households indoor or sleepovers

There is still no mixing of households indoors, so children are not allowed to have sleepovers yet.

There are still ways to stay safe and enjoy Easter with your family:

Libraries order and collect resumed

Catch up on the latest best sellers and stock up on your child’s favourite books as libraries have resumed the order and collect service and reservation service . Books can now be collected from the door of your local library. Find out more.

Outdoor activities

Organised outdoor children’s activities will be allowed and there are events running over the holiday period in the city and surrounding local area.

For information about local children’s events including beach volleyball, treasure hunts and garden openings go to

Get active with the family and be rewarded

You can sign up for an app and be rewarded with points for active or sustainable travel. If you walk, run, cycle or use public transport with your family anywhere in the city your points can be exchanged for discounts and voucher at local shops. More info.

From 12 April most outdoor attractions will be open but tickets must be booked in advance.

Alistair Hill, director of public health, said:

“We know that everyone is keen to see the end of lockdown, especially as we step into spring and the weather starts improving.

“However, we must continue to follow the guidelines to ensure that cases in the city remain low, and we are not spreading coronavirus.

“Continuing to do this will help pave the way of easing all of restrictions from 21 June.”


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