Updated on 16 October 2020

Under the new three tier system introduced by the government this week, the whole of Northamptonshire has been placed in Tier 1, medium level. This means that the guidance for Northamptonshire residents remains in line with national government guidance, with the rule of six applying both indoors and outdoors, and pubs closing at 10pm.

Current guidance for all Northamptonshire residents

The guidance below applies to all Northamptonshire residents.

We all need to take some simple steps:

  • Limit contact with others outside of your household or bubble
  • Work from home if you can
  • Keep 2 metres from others at all times, use a face covering where you are less than 2 metres apart
  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly for 20 seconds each time
  • Do not share items with others outside of your household or bubble
  • Avoid using public transport or car sharing, wear face coverings if you cannot avoid these
  • You must wear a face covering by law in certain public places such as libraries and public transport. See Gov.uk for details of when you need to wear a face covering:
  • Avoid meeting those outside of your household or bubble in an indoor space
  • When meeting friends and family you do not live with (or have formed a support bubble with) you must not meet in a group of more than 6, indoors or outdoors:
  • Sports: We are asking spectators of sports to stay away
  • Care homes: We are asking visitors at care homes to protect their loved ones and only visit in exceptional circumstances

Covid-19 symptoms include:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

If you have Covid-19 symptoms:

  • Do not go to work. Either work from home or report sick, self-isolate and get a test
  • Stay at home, self-isolate and get a test
  • Even if you only have mild Covid-19 symptoms, get a test
  • If you are contacted by test and trace and asked to self-isolate, stay at home for 14 days

Find out how to book a test and see testing locations in Northamptonshire.

Washing hands

​Be a good sport

When travelling to and from matches or training:

  • Walk, cycle or drive alone
  • If you must car share, wear face coverings

At the match:

  • Keep 2 metres apart, celebrate safely

Post match or training:

  • Social distance and protect your family

Further guidance and information

We are updating a news page with the latest information about changes to council services and events.

Increasing rates of COVID-19 across several districts and boroughs in Northamptonshire have prompted health officials to prohibit sports tournaments and multi team events from taking place.

Public Health Northamptonshire are recommending all sport competitions that include more than two teams should not be permitted at the current time, this includes festivals, small sided competitions or multi-team tournaments.

We are asking spectators of sports to stay away.

​Business support pack

Public Health Northamptonshire has created a workforce COVID-19 support pack for businesses in the county.

​Event planning

Northamptonshire Local Resilience Forum has produced a guide to event planning. This is designed to assist all event organisers in understanding what is required of them when organising an event in Northamptonshire.