Tier System Announcement

14 October, 2020

On the 12th of October the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced a new tier system to help control the Coronavirus pandemic. Based on infection rates each area of England will be placed into one of the following tiers with the following restrictions applying:

Tier 1 / Medium:

  • 10pm curfew for pubs, bars and restaurants.
  • Rule of Six in place apart from in some settings such as funerals or weddings.
  • Face coverings are to be worn as per previous guidelines in retail and hospitality settings as well as on public transport.  

Tier 2 / High:

In addition to the Tier 1 restrictions the following applies:

  • Mixing of households indoors in not allowed.
  • Two households can meet in a private garden provided the Rule of Six and social distancing is complied with.
  • Pubs and restaurants are to remain open but no mixing of households is allowed indoors.

Tier 3 / Very High:

In addition to the Tier 1 restrictions the following applies:

  • No mixing of households indoors or outdoors including in private gardens.
  • Pubs and bars to close.
  • Restaurants and pubs that can operate as restaurants to remain open.
  • Non-essential shops, schools and universities to remain open.
  • Avoid non-essential travel.
  • Travel outside area advised against.
  • Local politicians will decide if gyms, betting shops, casinos, hairdressers and beauty salons should close.
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