New 3-tier lockdown rules come into force today – all the things you can’t do now

New 3-tier lockdown rules come into force today – all the things you can’t do now

 

New coronavirus restrictions have come into force in England under Boris Johnson’s three-tier lockdown system.

The Prime Minister unveiled new coronavirus alert levels earlier this week, where areas will be labelled medium, high or very high risk.

Most of England has been place on the lowest tier – ‘medium’ – where the existing national regulations such as 10pm pub closures and the rule of six apply.

But hundreds of thousands of people in Merseyside must now live under stricter curbs, as the Liverpool City Region was the first area placed into the ‘very high risk’ category.

Pubs and bars not serving substantial meals must close in the top tier area, with bans on household mixing except in outdoor areas such as parks.

The move comes amid mounting alarm over infection rates, particularly in the North of England.

Parts of the North East and Greater Manchester are among the areas in the middle category – ‘high’ risk – which means a ban on indoor gatherings between households.

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham is among the local leaders battling with the Government against being put into a higher category.

The latest statistics show the virus has been spreading quickly among younger people but infections were spreading to older age groups in the North West and the North East.

Mr Johnson’s team spent this weekend hammering out the plans with local leaders, many of whom have openly criticised the Government for shutting them out of plans.

Here’s what we know so far.

Mr Johnson unveiled the new coronavirus alert levels in a statement in the Commons on Monday.

Every area in England has been labelled as ‘medium’, ‘high’ or ‘very high risk’ – depending on the state of the virus.

The move is an attempt to iron out discrepancies in local lockdown rules – which are widely seen as confusing.

It also imposes harder rules on parts of England where Covid-19 is spreading quickly.

Social contact: Existing ‘rule of six’ limits on social gatherings remain – indoors and outdoors. You are still required to obey rules on wearing masks and social distancing.

Pubs and restaurants: Hospitality venues have a 10pm curfew and table service only.

Schools, universities and childcare: Remain open in all circumstances, but universities must reflect wider restrictions in the area.

Travel and transport: There are no restrictions on travel.

Work: The advice is to work from home if you can.

Weddings and funerals: 15 guests can attend marriage ceremonies and receptions. Funerals can have up to 30 mourners, with only 15 people allowed at the wake.

Shops: All retail – including non-essential shops – can stay open.

Gyms, hairdressers, public facilities: These can stay open.

Sports: Organised indoor sport and exercise classes can continue to take place, provided rule of six is observed

Length of time: Regulations apply to the whole of England and expire after six months, with a 28-day review of the rules.

Social contact: You cannot meet anyone outside your household or support bubble indoors. This applies at home or in a public setting. Rule of six limits apply outdoors.

Pubs and restaurants: Hospitality venues have a 10pm curfew and table service only.

Schools, universities and childcare: Remain open in all circumstances, but universities can do more online learning.

Travel and transport: There are no restrictions on travel but you are advised to minimise the number of journey you make.

Work: The advice is to work from home if you can.

Weddings and funerals: 15 guests can attend marriage ceremonies and receptions. Funerals can have up to 30 mourners, with only 15 people allowed at the wake.

Shops: All retail – including non-essential shops – can stay open.

Gyms, hairdressers, public facilities: These can stay open.

Sports: Organised indoor sport and exercise classes can continue to take place, provided rule of six is observed

Length of time: Areas will be reviewed every 14 days, the regulations will be reviewed every 28 days and expire after 6 months

Social contact: You cannot meet anyone outside your household or support bubble indoors. Strict rules also ban any meet-ups in private gardens, beer gardens, hospitality or ticketed venues. You will only be able to see people not in your household or bubble is in a public open space, such as a park, forest, beach – and in groups of no more than six.

Pubs and restaurants: All bars must close unless they serve food. You can only buy alcohol if you are also consuming a “substantial meal” – not a bar snack.

Schools, universities and childcare: These remain open in all circumstances, but universities can do more online learning.

Travel and transport: You should limit any journeys made outside your local area – except for work and school run journeys. This is guidance, rather than the law. People are advised against overnight stays outside the area or having visitors to stay from elsewhere.

Work: The advice is to work from home if you can.

Weddings and funerals: 15 guests can attend marriage ceremonies but receptions are banned. Funerals can have up to 30 mourners, with only 15 people allowed at the wake.

Shops: All retail – including non-essential shops – can stay open.

Gyms, hairdressers, public facilities: Local areas can negotiate whether to close facilities including casinos and gyms, such as they have in the Liverpool City Region.

Sports: Organised indoor sport and exercise classes can continue to take place, provided rule of six is observed

Length of time: Regulations will be reviewed every 28 days and expire after 6 months.

A full run-down of local authority areas has been published.

The Government will have an online postcode checker at gov.uk where you can find out about restrictions in your area and anywhere you might have to travel to.

The NHS Covid-19 app will also provide information about alert levels.

MPs approved the plans on Tuesday, which came into force on Wednesday.

Measures will be regularly reviewed, depending on your area.

It is understood that there will not be a standard threshold infection rates must pass before areas change level.

Any change in tier status will be worked out between local leaders, Public Health England and the Joint Biosecurity Centre.

In the past, experts have considered things like the growth rate of the disease and the number of people in hospital.

Liverpool City Region (Liverpool, Knowsley, Wirral, St Helens, Sefton, Halton).

Cheshire:

● Cheshire West and Chester

● Cheshire East

Greater Manchester:

● Manchester

● Bolton

● Bury

● Stockport

● Tameside

● Trafford

● Wigan

● Salford

● Rochdale

● Oldham

Warrington:

● Warrington

Derbyshire:

● High Peak – the wards of:

○ Tintwistle

○ Padfield

○ Dinting

○ St John’s

○ Old Glossop

○ Whitfield

○ Simmondley

○ Gamesley

○ Howard Town

○ Hadfield South

○ Hadfield North

Lancashire:

● Lancashire

● Blackpool

● Preston

● Blackburn with Darwen

● Burnley

West Yorkshire:

● Leeds

● Bradford

● Kirklees

● Calderdale

● Wakefield

South Yorkshire:

● Barnsley

● Rotherham

● Doncaster

● Sheffield

North East:

● Newcastle

● South Tyneside

● North Tyneside

● Gateshead

● Sunderland

● Durham

● Northumberland

Tees Valley:

● Middlesborough

● Redcar and Cleveland

● Stockton-on-Tees

● Darlington

● Hartlepool

West Midlands:

● Birmingham

● Sandwell

● Solihull

● Wolverhampton

● Walsall

Leicester:

● Leicester

● Oadby and Wigston

Nottingham:

● Nottinghamshire

● Nottingham City

All areas of England not listed above.

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