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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

From 12 April, some of the rules on what you can and cannot do have changed:

Social contact

  • Rule of 6 or two households may mix outdoors (a household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible)
  • You must not socialise indoors with anyone you do not live with or have formed a support bubble with.

Business and activities

  • All retail can reopen, as well as personal care premises, libraries and community centres, most outdoor attractions, indoor leisure, self-contained accommodation such as campsites and holiday lets, and all children's activities (up to 15 people, excluding under 5s)
  • Hospitality venues are allowed to serve people outdoors and there will be no need for customers to order a substantial meal with alcoholic drinks, although customers must order, eat and drink while seated (‘table service’).


  • Domestic overnight stays are permitted for households only
  • International holidays are not permitted.

Public gatherings

  • Funerals may have 30 mourners
  • Weddings, wakes and receptions may have 15 attendees
  • Event pilots will begin.

Support for businesses

Ashfield businesses and self-employed people can get Coronavirus (COVID-19) support as well as advice to help keep your business and employees safe. You can find more on our support for business page

Ashfield Community Hub

Nottinghamshire County Council is co-ordinating efforts across the city and county to link those who need help with organisations which can support them. 

If you are staying at home because you or someone in your house has coronavirus symptoms and need urgent help 0300 500 8080 between 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday for guidance and support. 

Get more advice and help through the Nottinghamshire County Council coronavirus community support hub (external link)

What to do if you have symptoms

The most important symptoms of coronavirus are recent onset of any of the following: 

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia). 

For most people coronavirus will be a mild illness. 

Self-isolation and contact with others

If you have any symptoms you must stay at home and isolate for 10 days. 

Anyone you live with must stay at home and isolate for 10 days after you get ill, even if they stay well. If they become ill they must isolate for 10 days from that point regardless of when their 10 days isolation started.

You should consider letting anyone you had close contact with in the 48 hours before you became ill know you have symptoms. 

There is more information on self-isolation (external link) on the NHS website. 

Arranging a coronavirus test

While self-isolating at home you should arrange for a test to check if you have the virus. You can arrange a Coronavirus test (external link) through the NHS website. 

Number of cases

The Department for Health and Social Care publishes daily statistics on the number of cases in the UK (external link)