COVID-19 Update March 26th 2021

Mar 26, 2021 | COVID-19 Information

Key Messages

  • From 29 March, people will be able to meet outdoors in groups of six, or two households together. Outdoor leisure facilities like tennis and basketball courts will reopen and people will be able to take part in organised outdoor sports.
  • The deadline for businesses to register for free, rapid lateral flow testing kits is 31 March.
  • Regular testing, alongside staying at home, following the rules of hands, face, space, ventilate, self-isolating and getting a test if you have COVID-19 symptoms remain crucial to keep reducing the rate of infection and protect one another.

  • Testing at the community testing sites in Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Cirencester and the Forest of Dean remains for people who do not have symptoms, but who still need to leave the house for essential reasons including for work or to care for others.


In Week 12
(Monday 15th March – Sunday 21st March):


New confirmed cases in Gloucestershire

The rate of cases in the last 7 days per 100,000 is 17.6 in Gloucestershire, 28.2 in the South West, and 54.7 in England.


Cheltenham: +30

Cotswold: +7

Forest of Dean: +17

Gloucester: +18

Stroud: +32

Tewkesbury: +18

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