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Lifting of lockdown

Thu 15 Jul 2021

We’ve compiled information on some of the key changes that will take place across the UK, with links to help you find out more. We also provide tips and guidance for people who may be feeling anxious about the lifting of restrictions.

Here at Headway, we understand the testing challenges that Covid-19 has brought for many brain injury survivors. Adjusting to changes in routine, concerns over health, reduced social support from friends and loved ones and delays in accessing rehabilitation have been some of the hurdles that brain injury survivors across the UK have faced over the past year and a half.

While it is encouraging that steps are now being taken to open up the country once again after difficult, repeated lockdowns, the prospect of mixing with others again could be very daunting for some.

We’ve compiled information on some of the key changes that will take place across the UK, with links to help you find out more. We also provide tips and guidance for people who may be feeling anxious about the lifting of restrictions.

On this page:

Wales

Wales will move to ‘Alert level 1’ on 17th July, meaning many restrictions will be eased, but some will remain in place.

The changes include:

The Welsh Government hopes that the country will move to ‘Alert Level 0’ on 7 August, however this is subject to confirmation. If this change goes ahead, it will mean:

Visit gov.wales to find out more. 

England

The Government has confirmed that from 19 July 2021 most of the legal restrictions that have been in place will be lifted. Once these restrictions are relaxed, the Government says:

For further information regarding the lifting of restrictions, and the most up-to-date guidance, check the gov.uk website to find out more.

Scotland

Scotland will move to ‘level 0’ of its Covid-19 lockdown from 19 July, with certain limitations easing but a number of restrictions remaining in place.

The changes include:

Visit the gov.scot website to find out more.

Northern Ireland

Restrictions may ease in Northern Ireland on 26 July, but this is subject to a review on 22 July.

If they go ahead, the changes will include:

Find out more on the nidirect.gov.uk website.

Feeling anxious about coming out of lockdown?

While the regulations may be changing, many people will choose to continue taking steps to protect themselves from Covid-19. This could include avoiding crowded spaces, meeting friends and family outdoors where possible and continuing to wear a mask.

If you are feeling anxious about coming out of lockdown, we’ve put together some top tips to help you cope:


Whether you are excited about society reopening or feeling nervous about the lifting of restrictions, Headway is here to help. Our helpline is open for anyone wanting to talk things through with a member of our team who can offer reassurance and a friendly voice.

You can contact the helpline by calling 0808 800 2244 or emailing helpline@headway.org.uk.

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