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Headington: Coronavirus information

From Wednesday 6 January until at least 15 February 2021

Full Third National Lockdown

Guidance     Advice for Students


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Beware of scammers who offer to do your shopping: see this Thames Valley Police Alert


Headington shops and businesses

This information may not remain correct: changes continue to take place,. Face coverings are compulsory inside shops

Food shops

Some of the supermarkets in central Headington have different hours:

  • Co-op: Open as usual. Special hour for elderly 9.30–10.30, Mon–Fri
  • Iceland has reduced its Monday to Saturday opening hours to 9am–6pm, while Sundays remains 10am–2pm. Note that the first hour each day is dedicated to older/vulnerable people, and the last to NHS workers
  • Waitrose has reduced its hours to 8am to 7pm, Mon–Sat (10am to 4pm as before on Sunday). It only admits people via the entrance by the door near the car park now, and is only allowing 45 people in at a time, so there can be a queue.
    There are no longer special shopping hours for the elderly and vulnerable
Headington shops and businesses that did not reopen following the first lockdown
  • Oxford Vapours, London Road
  • Oxford Wills and Probate, Windmill Road
  • Jacobs & Field in Old High Street appears to be closed, but have started up a new takeaway service

Buses

Face coverings are compulsory. Both local bus companies have reduced their services: see the new timetables:

The Oxford Tube service to London has stopped indefinitely


Help at the Oxford level


Pod

Oxford University Hospitals
NHS Foundation Trust

See their notice on Coronavirus on their main page.

Do NOT go to their hospitals.

The coronavirus pod at the John Radcliffe Hospital (right) is just to isolate people who may mistakenly turn up at the hospital with suspected Covid-19

 


Timeline of lockdown in Headington, March–December 2020

The following has been retained as an historic record: see above for current details

23 March – 3 July 2020: First national lockdown

23 March 2020

First National Lockdown started

Schools, universities, and playgrounds closed down and a much narrower definition of essential businesses. The Black Boy in Headington rallied superbly and opened a temporary shop

4 July 2020

First relaxation of national restrictions

The following were allowed to open:

  • Restaurants, Pubs, and Hotels
  • Libraries (Headington Library in Bury Knowle Park opened on 27 July)
  • Community centres
  • Places of worship
  • Outdoor playgrounds
  • Social clubs
  • Hairdressers

13 July 2020

Second relaxation of national restrictions

The following were allowed to open:

  • Beauty salons, nail bars, massage parlours, tattoo parlours

25 July 2020

Third relaxation of national restrictions

The following were allowed to open:

  • Indoor gyms, swimming pools, and sports facilities.

24 September 2020 – 5 January 2021: Second national lockdown, partial with tiers

24 September 2020

First tightening of national restrictions

Pubs and restaurants in England had to close at 10pm

31 October–4 November 2020

First local lockdown

The City of Oxford moved from the Medium to the High Covid-19 alert level. The rest of the county of Oxford was still on a Medium alert level, including some roads in the OX3 area just outside the city, such as The Ridings at the foot of Shotover

5 November–1 December 2020

New tier system

Oxford at basic Tier 1 level, with non-essential shops, churches, pubs, cafés/restaurants, libraries, hairdressers & beauty salons, and indoor and outdoor leisure facilites were closed. Most cafés/restaurants were still open for takeaways. This time schools, garden centres, estate & letting agents, recycling centres, and children's playgrounds were allowed to stay open. Details of this lockdown

Oxford businesses that were operating online in November 2020 lockdown: city council list

2–25 December 2020

Oxford city was in Tier 2: High Alert

26 December 2020Tuesday 5 January 2021

The whole of Oxfordshire was in Tier 4 (Stay at Home). People could not leave or be outside of the place they were living unless they had a reasonable excuse.They could not meet other people indoors, including over the Christmas and New Year period, unless they lived with them, or they were part of their support bubble. Outdoors, they could only meet one person from another household (but not in a private garden).


Since 6 January 2021: Third National lockdown

6 January 2020

Start of third National Lockdown

 

© Stephanie Jenkins

 

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