COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

National Restrictions from 5 November to 2 December

From Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, the Government is taking the following action:

  • Requiring people to stay at home, except for specific purposes
  • Preventing gathering with people you do not live with, except for specific purposes
  • Closing certain businesses and venues

Full details of the national restrictions in place are available on the Government website.

Local FAQs on the national restrictions have been produced by Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Staffordshire County Council:

Hands, Face, Space

To help to control the virus, you must always:

  • wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
  • cover face - wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
  • make space - stay at least 2 metres apart - or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions


The symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a continuous cough
  • a high temperature (of 37.8 degrees Celsius or more)
  • shortness of breath
  • anosmia (loss of or a change in the normal sense of smell/taste)

If you think that you have symptoms of coronavirus you must self-isolate immediately.


If you have COVID-19 symptoms, you should book a test and self-isolate immediately.

You can book a test here.

If you do not have access to the internet and need to book a test, you can do so by dialling 119.

Local outbreak control plans: