People in Tier 4 areas must stay home over Christmas and are not allowed to meet with other households

Boris Johnson has announced new Tier 4 restrictions for London, the South East and East of England amid an increase in Covid-19 cases and concerns about a new strain of coronavirus spreading rapidly in the region

Under Tier 4 restrictions, non-essential shops, hairdressers and leisure and entertainment venues have to be closed and a new message “stay at home” introduced

People who need to travel for education or childcare are exempt, and movement is unlimited. If people can’t work from home, they can still travel to work

As part of the measures, households are not allowed to mix, but one person is allowed to meet another person outside in public spaces, and those who meet for childcare are exempt

Those who are considered to be extremely clinically at risk should not go to work and limit time outside their homes

In London and the South East, people are required to stay home over Christmas and are not allowed to meet with other households. A resident could meet another person for a walk, but not an entire household

In the rest of England, the multi-household meeting window has been reduced from a five-day window between 23-27 to just Christmas Day

People at all levels are advised to stay local and “think carefully” about whether to travel overseas. Your restrictions follow you at all levels – Follow the rules even if you are traveling in a Tier 1 or Tier 2 area

Non-essential stores, gyms, hairdressers, and other personal care businesses can open. Places of worship can open and weddings are allowed, but restaurants must be closed, with the exception of delivery and takeaway services

Anyone who can work from home should do so, but you can travel to work within your area. You can also travel for reasons such as education, parenting and toddler groups, and to provide care or medical assistance However, you should avoid traveling outside of your area and reduce the number of trips you take whenever possible

People are only allowed to socialize with those they do not socialize with if they are in a support bubble, except in a small number of outdoor locations, including parks or beaches, where you cannot be in groups of make contacts for more than six people

Outdoor sports and amateur team sports can continue at all levels, but viewers cannot watch any sport at level 3

For more information on Tier 3 regulations, including the full list of exemptions, please visit

Non-essential stores can be opened, as well as gyms, hairdressers, and other personal care products places of worship, and weddings are permitted within local restrictions

People who live in Tier 2 areas are not allowed to meet with people they don’t live with indoors unless they are in a support bubble. Outside, including private gardens, can only be found in Meet groups of six people

Everyone who can work from home should do so, but you can travel to work within your area. You can also travel for educational purposes and to provide care or medical assistance, but should only travel if so is absolutely necessary

You should avoid traveling to, or staying overnight in, Tier 3 areas unless clearly necessary

Restaurants can stay open, but only if they serve a large meal. Venues must take last orders at 10pm and close at 11pm. Pubs and bars that do not serve “large” food must close completely Indoor entertainment venues such as cinemas, casinos, and bowling alleys can open but must close at 11:00 PM

However, you must not mix with people who are not part of your household or who do not support the bladder when you are indoors

In tier 2 you can watch sports, but social distance is there and the amount is limited000 people – whichever is smaller – outdoors or 1000 people indoors

For more information on Tier 2 regulations, including the full list of exemptions, please visit

Tier 1 is the lowest level of restrictions and the only level you can meet people you don’t live with indoors and outdoors – both in groups of up to six people

Restaurants such as museums, cinemas and pubs can remain open, but the last orders must be made by 2200:00 and venues must arrive by 23:00Close at 12am Only table service can be used, and you are not allowed to mix in groups of more than six unless you all live together

Residents in Tier 1 areas are allowed to watch sports, but numbers are limited and social distancing must be in place. Outdoor stadiums can be 50% capacity or 4000 people, whichever is smaller.In indoor spaces, the maximum capacity is 1000

For more information on Tier 2 regulations, including the full list of exemptions, please visit

All areas of the south-east of England currently subject to Tier 3 measures, including London, moved to Tier 4 on Sunday Health Secretary Matt Hancock said these restrictions will likely take months for the vaccine to roll out across the UK Measures will be taken on 30 Revised December as part of a broader review of tier restrictions

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/dec/21/covid-tier-4-what-are-the-new-rules-london-south-east-england-christmas