This page has been designed to provide up-to-date information, guidance and advice with regards to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
If you need medical help, please use the 111 online coronavirus service.
The most important thing to remember is:
Stay Alert, Control the Virus, Save Lives
If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
As lockdown is incrementally lifted, restrictions, guidance and advice can be confusing. Below we've compiled a list which aims to help you navigate current guidance:
⚠️ Face coverings: Advisable where social distancing is not possible. You must wear face masks on all forms of public transport and in shops.
⚠️ Social distancing: You must remain 2m apart from each other where possible, including when at work
🚗 Going to work: Employees who can't work from home, should return to work.
🏡 Family and friends: You can meet up to 6 people from different households. Gatherings of over 30 people are restricted by law.
🏠 🏠 Two households can meet indoors provided social distancing is in effect. People who live alone or single parents can form a 'bubble' with other households with no social distancing.
⛪️ Weddings: Weddings with up to 30 people can proceed from 4th July.
🕍 Funerals: Please contact your local funeral director for more information, however restrictions in regards to size remain. (30 people maximum).
👜Shops: Essential shops remain open. Likewise garden centres, outdoor markets, car showrooms and non-essential retail can also open. It is advisable to check with shops and services in advance.
💇♀️ Hairdressers and beauty salons: Barbers and Hairdressers have opened however beauty salons will open on July 13th.
🥽 Our local services: Waste and recycling centres are open across Luton however these are operating limited services.
🚮 Waste and tidy tips: Both Eaton Green Road and Progress Way tidy tips are open.
♻️Bin collections: All services should be operating smoothly again. Glass collections resumed on July 7th and will take place every 4 weeks for the foreseeable future.
🕌 Places of worship: Sites of worship across Luton are open, please contact your preferred site directly for accurate opening information.
Libraries: Luton libraries have remained closed. However, the Luton Libraries Online service remains operational: https://llc.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/luton/?
⚽️ Indoor and outdoor sports facilities: Most of these are now open with pools opening today.
🍕Cafes, pubs and restaurants: Opened from July 4th with table service only.
🎥 Leisure activities: Some outdoor services have opened, including outdoor theatres, cinemas and zoos. Please liaise with local services for full opening arrangements.
👨🏫 Schools and early years settings will reopen fully in September, complying with government guidance.
The council website has more information: https://www.luton.gov.uk/Health_and_social_care/coronavirus/Pages/Lates…
The Prime Minister has announced a new cross-governmental commission on race and ethnic disparities, so that we can address the present and tackle inequality without rewriting our past.
Face coverings are now required while using public transport in England, in order to help control the virus and save lives.
Wash your hands as soon as you get home
Do not meet others, even friends or family if you have symptoms. You have a duty to self isolate if that is the case.
This website details a range of information on how the government is helping people affected by the virus:
Guide to safeguarding yourself and your family: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51048366
How to protect your mental health: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799
For advice on how you can be supported or what you may be entitled to you can contact the independent Citizens Advice Bureau: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/local/luton/
For information on how the government is supporting people during the crisis: https://vote.conservatives.com/…/coronavirus-government-sup…
For information on how we are supporting small businesses: https://vote.conservatives.com/…/coronavirus-business-suppo…
For information on how we are supporting the self-employed: https://vote.conservatives.com/ne…/coronavirus-self-employed