Changes in Coronavirus restrictions from 12 April 2021

Many more lockdown measures will be eased across England.

  • Non-essential shops to re-open.
    It’s now more important than ever to support your local high street and shop local.
    Face coverings will be mandatory for anyone while shopping unless you are exempt. Social distancing rules remain in place.
  • Hairdressers, beauty salons and other close-contact services can re-open.
  • Outdoor hospitality services will open for outdoor table service only. The Rule of Six will apply (up to six people or two separate households).
  • Public buildings like libraries and community centres to re-open.
  • Indoor leisure centres and gyms to re-open for individual or group household exercise.
  • Outdoor attractions such as zoos, safari parks, theme parks, botanic gardens and drive-in cinemas to re-open.
  • Self-contained accommodation such as campsites and holiday lets, where indoor facilities are not shared with other households, will re-open.
  • Weddings can take place with up to 15 people. Funerals can be attended by up to 30 people, with 15 at wakes.
  • Care home residents will be able to nominate two named individuals for regular indoor visits (following a rapid lateral flow test).
  • All childcare and supervised activities will be allowed indoors and outdoors for all children. Parent and child groups can take place indoors and outdoors for up to 15 people (children under 5 will not be counted in this number).

Telford and Wrekin Libraries

Three Telford and Wrekin Libraries to re-open:

  • Southwater One
  • Wellington
  • Newport.

Opening hours are as normal.

Public computers will be available for use, but must be booked in advance.

Face coverings must be worn at all times unless you are exempt.

You will need to 'check in' via the NHS app QR codes or record your details with a library staff member.

Visit the libraries website to find out more information about their services

Telford and Wrekin Leisure

Local parking changes

  • Southwater Multi-Storey Car Park will re-open from 12 April 2021 and payment will resume using Tap and Go – there is no option to pay by cash at this facility.
  • Ironbridge car parks are free until 10 May 2021 and chargeable after this date.
  • Free parking is available across the borough but please remember to display a ticket in Wellington and Newport.

Important rules we should all follow

There are a number of important rules we all need to keep in mind and follow:

  • you should continue to minimise travel
  • where possible, continue to work from home
  • people can continue to meet outdoors as 6 individuals (The Rule of 6) or as 2 households
  • stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or support bubble and wear a face-covering in indoor settings
  • even if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19, you should continue to follow these rules to keep yourself and others safe. You could still spread COVID-19.

Visit the Government website for further information on what you can and cannot do

Last updated: 09/04/2021 11:20