The COVID-19 Roadmap for England: Updated 12th April 2021

The COVID-19 Roadmap for England from 12 April 2021

Stepping out of lockdown

As a reminder, from 12 April:

  • Non-essential retail can re-open, alongside hairdressers and gyms. 
  • Pubs and restaurants can re-open outdoors. 
  • Public libraries, community centres, zoos and many theme parks can re-open
  • Self-contained accommodation in England such as campsites and holiday lets, where indoor facilities are not shared with other households, can also reopen.
More information on the roadmap out of lockdown can be found on our website.

Those on the shielded patient list can now (since 1 April) begin to follow the national restrictions alongside the rest of the population, but are advised to take extra precautions to keep themselves safe. Visit our website to see how you can ask for help and follow the current guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable people.

Many local voluntary organisations are seeking volunteers to help support vaccine delivery, distribute food parcels and other forms of support. If you are interested in helping, please contact Volunteer Centre Sutton.


South West London COVID-19 vaccine update

The NHS in South West London, including GPs, local volunteers, NHS staff (in hospitals and vaccination centres) and pharmacists are doing everything they can to vaccinate local residents as quickly as possible, having now delivered over 640,000 vaccinations (including over 566,000 first doses).

People who are 50 and above, care home residents, health and care staff, or are clinically vulnerable who have not yet taken the offer of a vaccination can book on the NHS website or call 119. For those outside of these groups, the offer will come soon. 

It is important that as the population of vaccinated people grows and further steps out of lockdown are taken, that we all continue to follow the rules, as the full impact of the vaccine on transmission of the virus is not yet known. This means:

  • Hands - Wash your hands more often, and for longer

  • Face - Wear a face covering in indoor public spaces and busy outdoor areas

  • Space - Maintain space from people you don’t live with

  • Fresh Air - Meet friends and family outdoors, in the fresh air

You can visit the Sutton Council website for the most up to date COVID-19 guidancevaccine FAQssupport for vulnerable people and more. 

The government has published the ‘COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021’ setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England. This explains how the restrictions included in this guidance will be lifted over time.

Visit the Government website for more information.






Until Midnight 7th March 2021 Tier 4 Lockdown

Sutton Council will update the public from this link:


HM Government have issued detailed guidance relating to Tier 4 from this link

The essential rules are:


Non-essential retail, gyms, leisure and personal care must close

Work from home if you can

Do not enter or leave Tier 4 areas or stay overnight away from home

Meet 1 person from another household

Communal worship can continue





The Prime Minister said the rules will come into forced from Midnight Saturday 19th December 2020 , adding: "We will introduce new restrictions in the most affected areas, specifically those parts of London, the south-east and east of England which are currently in Tier 3; this includes the Borough of Sutton.