Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Medway Council

info Roadmap out of lockdown: Step 3

The government roadmap out of lockdown will help us get back to the things we love.

Coronavirus infection rates from date to date

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Weekly infection rate per 100,000 people

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Weekly infection rate per 100,000 people

Ask the experts: May edition

James Williams, Director of Public Health at Medway Council, and Dr Navin Kumta from the Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group:

  • answer your questions on the pandemic
  • discuss the latest updates to help us stop the spread of the virus.

Watch the latest edition here or by visiting our YouTube channel.

info Step 3 - from Monday 17 May 2021

Here is what is changing from Monday 17 May:

  • indoor sports classes can run again
  • all indoor accommodation can re-open. This can be used by groups of up to 6 or 2 households
  • hospitality venues, such as pubs and restaurants, can serve people indoors. The rule of 6 applies (up to 6 people, or 2 households)
  • outdoor gatherings (including in private gardens) of up to 30 people are allowed
  • indoor gatherings of up to 6 people or 2 households are allowed (including overnight stays)
  • indoor entertainment and attractions such as cinemas, theatres, concert halls, bowling alleys, casinos, amusement arcades, museums and children’s indoor play areas will be allowed to open with COVID-secure measures in place
  • up to 30 people will be able to attend commemorative events such as weddings, receptions and wakes
  • funerals will no longer be limited to 30 people, but will be determined by how many people the COVID-secure venue can safely accommodate with social distancing
  • you must follow the rules when returning to England, whether you have been to a red, amber or green list country.

Read about the latest changes to council services and summer events programme, from 17 May.

Protect your loved ones

If you are meeting friends and family, you can make a personal choice on whether to keep your distance from them, but you should still be cautious.

Help protect each other: please continue to follow social distancing rules with other residents, along with washing your hands regularly throughout the day.

Households are still encouraged to take symptom-free tests twice a week to help prevent further outbreaks of the virus.

The infection rate is low in Medway. Let’s keep it that way by taking up free testing via test centres and home test kits.

During the current situation, our priority is to continue providing essential council services, while protecting the health and wellbeing of our residents.

Check the service updates page for details of sites, buildings and services.

The current situation means we may have difficulties in handling your calls. If you do not need to speak to someone urgently, you can apply, book, report or pay for lots of council services online.