Quiz: How well do you understand the UK coronavirus lockdown restrictions? | World news


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After a study from University College London recently suggested that confidence in understanding coronavirus lockdown restrictions varies widely across the UK and has declined dramatically since the first days of the measures in March, we thought that we would test you on what you know. Regulations vary across countries and regions in the UK, and yesterday Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a series of easing measures aimed at England are to be removed. So how many changes in the country’s coronavirus guidelines have you considered? Take our quiz and see …

Should vulnerable people still “protect” their homes in England from August 1 according to government advice?
The government has postponed plans to ease certain restrictions from August 1 for at least two weeks. When they are relaxed – what the government is hoping for on August 15 – how many people can you have at a sit-down meal for a wedding reception in England?

The British government now recommends that face masks be worn in museums, galleries, cinemas and places of worship. From what date did the Prime Minister say this would be enforceable by law?
In Wales, two households can come together to form an extended household, to allow families or close friends who have been separated to reconnect. What is the maximum number of people who can legally be in an “extended household”?
Can a household in Wales form an ‘extended household’ with a household across the border in England?
From July 31, you can travel from any of these countries to England without isolating yourself on arrival. Which?

In Scotland, since July 10, you can meet in groups of up to 15 people outdoors. But from a maximum number of how many households?
Indoor meetings have a different requirement in Scotland. You can meet up to eight people in an indoor setting. How many households?
When does the UK government say it hopes to bring back participation in stadium events to England?

How many people are allowed to meet outside in Northern Ireland – as long as social distancing is maintained?

When can cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants reopen in Leicester?
Children under what age are exempt from wearing mandatory face protection on public transport in Scotland?

If you live in one of the areas affected by the new local lockdown restrictions in Greater Manchester, Lancashire or West Yorkshire, can people outside the restricted area visit you?
Under government guidelines, only one of these businesses is allowed to be opened by law in England at the moment. Which?
You have…

Whatever your score, stay safe and stay well

Whatever your score, stay safe and stay well

  • Thank you for taking the quiz and we hope you found it informative about the different and sometimes inconsistent regulations that apply across the UK. The questions and answers were based on information retrieved July 31 from UK government websites. (1, 2, 3), Scottish Government (1, 2), Welsh Government (1), Leader of Northern Ireland (1) and Leicester City Council (1). If you think there is a glaring error, please send an email to [email protected]


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