What Restrictions Will The New Tier System Bring on the 2nd Dec?

What Restrictions Will The New Tier System Bring on the 2nd Dec?

Following the announcement on 23rd Nov, The Government have announced a new tiered system and restrictions for a localised approach to the Pandemic as we approach Christmas and head into the new year. As we prepare to  come out of a national lockdown, we can look forward to some eased restrictions and the chance that many of us can come together at Christmas.

For some, the idea of Christmas together is already a relief and for other's the promise of the restrictions being lifted means they can get back to work. For those running their own business or those you can come back off furlough, it is a positive step to getting back to normal.

Some clarification is yet to be confirmed before the 2ndof Dec on where each tier applies. There have been slight changes made to each of the restrictions as follows:

Tier 1 Medium Alert

  • Maximum of 6 people meeting indoors or outdoors, except if all people are from a single household or support bubble.
  • Hospitality venues remain open with table service only and can stay open until 11pm with last orders at 10pm.
  • Work from home wherever possible
  • All education, indoor leisure including gyms, hair and beauty, and Retail remain open.
  • Overnight stays are permitted, either with households or up to 6 people.
  • Weddings and funerals will take place with up to 30 guests for funerals and 15 guests for civil partnerships and weddings.

Tier 2 High Alert

  • No mixing of households indoors, except support bubbles. Maximum of 6 outdoors.
  • Restaurants and hospitality can remain open only if they serve alcohol with substantial meals. All pubs and bars must close. Venues must close at 11pm and stop orders at 10pm.
  • Retail remains open.
  • Work from home wherever possible
  • All education, indoor leisure including gyms, hair and beauty, and Retail remain open.
  • Overnight stays are permitted, either with households.
  • Weddings and funerals will take place with up to 30 guests for funerals and 15 guests for civil partnerships and weddings.

Tier 3 Very High Alert

  • No mixing of households indoors or most outdoor places, except for support bubbles.
  • Work from home wherever possible
  • All hospitality is closed, except takeaway, drive through or deliveries
  • Retail remains open
  • All education remains open
  • Hair, beauty and personal care services can remain open.
  • Weddings and funerals will take place with up to 30 guests for funerals and 15 guests for civil partnerships and weddings.

For more information on the coming Tier restrictions, please head to gov.uk/coronavirus