In this blog, we’ll be taking a closer look at the COVID roadmaps in England, Scotland, and Wales as well as the ways in which Churchill Support Services can help your business get back to normal safely and securely.
Announced back in February, the England COVID-19 roadmap details the slow and cautious return to normality in 4 stages. The first two stages have been successfully implemented, with schools re-opening on 8 March, the rule of six coming into force on 29 March and non-essential shops, beauty salons, leisure facilities and outdoor attractions which reopened on 12 April. All that’s left is stages 3 and 4, as we race towards that 21 June re-opening and promises of relative normality.
Step 3 – 17 May
Step four – 21 June
If the vaccination programme proves to be successful and the numbers continue to fall, June 21 could represent a return to normality. This, of course, is subject to change depending on the data and will no doubt keep us on our toes as the situation develops further.
Introduced back in November, Scotland has a five-tier system to determine what COVID measures are needed to deal with the virus. Thanks to a successful vaccination programme and falling covid numbers, Scotland has set out a plan to lift restrictions over the next few months, moving down the levels until getting back to a semblance of ‘normality’ by the end of June. As of 26 April, some restrictions were lifted on household mingling outdoor and in public indoor spaces, with cafés, pubs and restaurants, as well as hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons permitted to re-open safely.
Level 2–17 May 2021
If progress continues to be made in the right direction, the Scottish Government hopes to move from Level 3 to Level 2 on 17 May, including:
Level 1– 7 June
If the numbers continue going in the right direction, Level 1 should be implemented in early June, seeing further restrictions lifted, including:
Level 0– End of June
The last level with light restrictions, including:
Wales have recently lifted restrictions on hospitality, with pubs, restaurants and cafés able to open outdoors since Monday 26 April. While a definitive roadmap is yet to be published, there are some key dates available for Wales’ potential lockdown lifting. Of course, as with Scotland and England’s roadmaps, these dates are very much dependent on the data showing the right sort of numbers.
Monday 17 May
No matter what type of business you run, whether you’re in the hospitality, retail or entertainment sector, Churchill Support Services is here to help you get back to business as the UK re-opens from lockdowns and restrictions. We can provide your business with bespoke security services, COVID cleaning solutions and COVID management strategies, so you can get back up and running safely and securely.
With events set to make a comeback this summer, make sure your guests enjoy themselves safely and responsibly with our range of security solutions. From crowd control, emergency planning procedures, first aid and health and safety checks, our multi-talented, SIA licensed officers can offer the security support you’re looking for.
At the outset of the pandemic, we created a range of COVID management services to help businesses continue operating whilst mitigating the risk of COVID transmission. We can offer professional social distancing marshals to oversee social distancing efforts and mask wearing in your business, as well as a range of sophisticated technology, including thermal camera and people flow technology, to help stop the spread of the virus in your business.
If you’re a business owner looking for COVID support over the next few months and beyond, get in touch with Churchill Support Services today. Our experience managers and frontline officers can help provide the peace of mind you need to open up to the public safely once again.
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