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Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you can and cannot do

Includes information on seeing friends and family, travel, and guidance for students on visits home.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you can and cannot do
Community and public services

Community and public services

COVID-19 protection levels: we have set out plans for a new 5-level system to help tackle the spread of the virus. Read more about the new protection levels, which are due to be introduced from 2 November.

Household waste recycling centres

From 1 June 2020, household waste recycling centres began to reopen.

Sites must operate safely, ensuring physical distancing is maintained, and should only be visited when absolutely necessary.

Please check online with your local authority for advice on which centres are open and what safety precautions are in place before travelling to a centre.   

Waste services for those who can't get to a recycling centre 

Anyone with specific waste service needs should contact their local authority who can advise on the options they have during lockdown.

The national helpline - 0800 111 4000 - for people who have no support from friends and family, will stay in place as we go through the various Phases, to link individuals at risk to support coordinated by their local authority. 

First published: 9 Oct 2020 Last updated: 21 Oct 2020 -