Issue 21 May 2021


Easing of Covid-19 restrictions

UK Government Roadmap Step 3Further coronavirus restrictions were cautiously lifted on 17 May. Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do may have changed but many restrictions remain in place.

The 17 May changes are as follows:

• The rest of the accommodation sector will open.
• Outdoor gatherings of up to 30 people will be permitted.
• Indoors, the rule of 6 or two households will apply.
• Indoor hospitality will reopen. Venues that serve alcohol must provide table service.
• Indoor entertainment and attractions, including cinemas, museums and soft play will reopen.
• Indoor exercise classes and adult group sports can resume.
• Performances and sporting events in indoor and outdoor venues can resume with capacity limits.
• Up to 30 people will be able to attend significant life events including weddings, receptions, christenings and bar mitzvahs.
• The legal limit on the numbers of mourners at funerals will be lifted. Venues should set legal limits based on capacity.

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When will I get my jab?

You will probably be very keen to get your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. 

The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus.

It’s being given to:

  • people aged 32 and over
  • people who are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • people who are at moderate risk from coronavirus (clinically vulnerable)
  • people who live or work in care homes
  • eligible health and social care workers
  • unpaid carers

The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI)

Plans are already being put in place for rolling out the vaccine to the next priority groups. If you are not in the groups described above, you will be contacted at a later date once you become eligible.

Find out more about when you’re likely to be invited, how you will book your appointment and where you can get your jab at When will I get my jab? | Sussex Health & Care Partnership (