Across the UK there are now significant local differences in the coronavirus restrictions. These particularly affect rules on face to face working as well as meeting other people, public and social gatherings and events, and the operation of hospitality and leisure venues.
On 2 December, regions were placed in one of three tiers - medium, high and very high – with most in Tier 3 (very high). These will be reviewed weekly.
Find out about the restrictions that apply in England
Each area of Scotland has been placed in one of five Levels. On 11 December many areas moved down a level and restrictions were eased.
Find out about the restrictions that apply in Scotland
Additional restrictions were put in place on 4 December.
New regulations in Northern Ireland were introduced on 11 December following the end of the two week circuit-break lockdown.
Returning to work
Certain business premises, including leisure, and hospitality venues have been ordered to close. However, there are some key differences in advice on essential and non-essential work across the four nations of the UK:
Domestic travel and meetings
The rules on meeting others outside your household differ by nation:
Face coverings and social distancing
Deciding how to work with clients
Latest updates and information for counselling and psychotherapy practitioners on offering therapy as lockdown restrictions lift
Guidance and resources for members
Sharing your experiences
Marking one year since the start of lockdown, we’re sharing your blogs about the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on you, your practice and your clients
Disclaimer: The materials in this guidance are provided for general information purposes and do not constitute legal or other professional advice. While the information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances may impact the accuracy and validity of the information. BACP is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for any action or decision taken as a result of using the guidance. You should consult a professional adviser for legal or other advice where appropriate.