Tighter restrictions are in place because infection rates are among the highest in the country and are continuing to rise rapidly.
What does this mean?
- YOU MUST NOT meet socially with anyone – unless you live with them or they are part of your support bubble – in any indoor setting or private garden or at most outdoor hospitality venues such as pub gardens and outdoor ticketed events
- YOU CAN meet in parks, outdoor sports venues, beaches, countryside or forests, as long as you are not in a group of more than six
- Pubs, bars and licensed clubs MUST CLOSE unless they are serving substantial meals. Alcohol can only be served as part of a meal
- YOU ARE ADVISED not to travel out of a Tier 3 area, other than for work, education, or because of caring responsibilities, or to travel through as part of a longer journey
- YOU SHOULD AVOID staying overnight in another part of the UK
- People from outside Tier 3 areas are being asked to AVOID STAYING OVERNIGHT in very high alert areas
The Government has produced full guidance on the restrictions in place for Tier 3 – please click here for details
Other guidance to help you stay safe
- Stay at home if you or anyone in your household has any symptoms of Coronavirus
- Wash your hands regularly using soap and water and carry hand sanitiser when you go out
- Keep 2m distance from people not in your household
- Avoid handshakes and embracing when meeting others
- Wherever possible, do your shopping online, pre-book appointments and use contactless payments
Getting tested for Coronavirus
If you have symptoms, you need to get a test – find out how to get a test here
Remember, if you have symptoms, or you test positive for COVID-19, you need to self-isolate for 10 days.
If you live with someone who has symptoms, or who has tested positive for COVID-19, you need to self-isolate for 14 days.