• Savannah Mayo

Post Lockdown General Guidance

England will be returning to a Local Restriction (Tiers) system from 2 December - broadly the same as the Tiers that were in place before a national lockdown was put in place in November. However, following analysis of effectiveness of the Local COVID Alert Levels in October some adjustments will be made to improve their impact on managing transmission risks.

You can find why the Government is introducing the tier system here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know#why-the-government-is-introducing-tiers

In all tiers, for international travel see the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office travel advice for your destination and the travel corridors list.

South Yorkshire has been placed into Tier 3.

Socialising, travel and overnight stays

People will be encouraged to reduce the number of journeys they make and to avoid travelling into Tier 3 areas, except for reasons of education or work.

Those in Tier 3 cannot mix with other households indoors, or in private and pub gardens. They can meet under the rule of six in outdoor public spaces, such as parks and sports courts. People will be told to avoid travelling out of the area other than where necessary and to reduce the number of journeys. No overnight stays will be permitted outside the local area, except for work or education, with accommodation to stay closed.

There are exceptions for childcare and support bubbles. People are advised not to travel to and from Tier 3 areas.

Hospitality and indoor entertainment

In Tier 3, hospitality venues must close apart from delivery and takeaway. Indoor entertainment venues – such as cinemas, theatres, bowling alleys and casinos – will remain closed.

Spectator sports

Under Tier 3, it cannot resume.

Weddings & Funerals

Under all tiers, 15 guests will be allowed at weddings and civil partnerships, increasing to 30 for funerals (N.B this is for the national guidance, Sheffield’s latest funeral number limitation was 25 – check sheffield.gov.uk for more details)

But wedding receptions are banned in Tier 3.

Full list of restrictions and exemptions can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know#very-high-alert

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